THE BARÇA, ATTENTIVE TO ITS OPTIONS
Messi, Gundogan, Thuram... The list of free agents on Barça's radar
FC Barcelona expects to strengthen itself during the summer transfer market and, probably, will go back to bet on 'free' incorporations. To continuation, review the 10 names that appear in the list of the culés
For the FC Barcelona is vital to continue reinforcing. In spite of the big incorporations that achieved in the past summer, after an investment and historical work by part of the club, are conscious that the mission is not completed and that there is margin of improvement. Thus, from the sportive direction are very alerts to the possible 'bargains' of the next market.
As sucedió the year happened with Franck Kessié or Andreas Christensen, the Barça pretends to achieve new incorporations of players that finalise his agreement on 30 June and that, like this, can arrive like free agents to the Spotify Camp Nou. According to a recent information of the newspaper 'SPORT', the list has remained reduced to ten players that are in the Barcelona radar like possible incorporations.
Everything will depend, in any case, of the malabares that can do the Barça with his mass salarial and the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga, knowingly that they already have informed that are forced to reduce in 200 million euros the cost of the staff. The stage is complicated, but from the club know that if they do the works, can 'dream' with some incorporation.
With all the panorama in mind, review the ten free agents that are in the radar of the Barça of face to the market of signings estival:
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
The '30' of the PSG is the first in the list of players that interest to the Barça, without place to doubts. The time runs against of the Parisian group, that has not been able to concretise the renewal of Messi and his situation is increasingly complicated. In the last days, has desvelado that from the City Condal have kept meetings with the father and agent of the rosarino of face to a possible 'last dance'.
The dream of the Barcelona is that 'The Flea' finish his career in the Spotify Camp Nou, after his traumatic exit in 2021 by the difficulties that had the club to inscribe his renewal, although it had accessed to reduce his wage in 50%. The return of Messi would give a new jump of quality for the culés, because it is in a grandísimo moment, reason by which from the club have opened him the doors. Only 'lacking' that take the final decision.
Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
The son of the exazulgrana Lilian Thuram has been one of the last in adding to the diary of the Barça, after from the Mönchengladbach announced that it will not renew his agreement and that already give him by stray to 100%. His father has confessed in some opportunity that would love him that Marcus dressed sometime the T-shirt of the picture culé; a factor that 'would support' the candidature of the club in case that they go in to the 'bidding' by his traspaso free.
However, the player of 25 years has a lot of clubs interested in his traspaso, by what the competition by his traspaso would be very complicated. Bayern Of Munich, Inter of Milan and Athletic of Madrid would be the most interested. The Italian picture, in fact, already tried him fichar two years ago and finish decanting by Correa. In this summer, could go back to try his incorporation.
İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City)
The international with Germany is one of the players whose future is in the air. Although in England had informed, does some months, that the footballer went to decant for renewing with the Manchester City, to day of today the negotiations are entirely paralysed. His uncle, that is the agent of Andreas Christensen, visited the installations of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper does some days and, since, the rumours on his possible incorporation to the Barcelona picture have shot .
Gündogan tiene A profile that likes in the Barça and, in front of the possible exit of Sergio Busquets, the directors culés understand that it is important to achieve a reinforcement. Pep Guardiola recognised does some days that will not avoid his exit of the City, if like this he wants it: "it Can do what want to, already has won the sky".
Iñigo Martínez (Athletic Club)
The central of the Athletic Club is one of the names that are in the 'notebook' of Mateu Alemany from the past summer, when the Barça tried him fichar in front of the difficulties to achieve the incoporación of Jules Koundé, but his clause of 80 millions avoided any possible negotiation. This time, as follows without renewing, the situation is entirely distinct for the culés.
The Barça wants to have a new alternative for the defensive saga, so that it can 'add' to the staff further of the insustituibles Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen or Jules Koundé, in addition to Marcos Alonso and Eric García. The central of the Athletic, by his part, has left clear that will take the decision on his future when it finish the season.
Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)
In England has informed that the born extreme in Ivory Coast would have informed to Crystal Palace that it wants to abandon the club in the summer, after eight years in the Selhurst Park. It would be smart for a new challenge to level futbolístico and, as it seems, the Barça would be between his options.
The Barcelona are in the research of a '9' acting for Lewandowski and the characteristic are clear: an attacker with experience. Thus, they understand that Wilfried Zaha is an important option, because to his 30 years has turned into the offensive leader of Crystal Palace and a reference in the recent history of the club.
N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
It is one of the names that interest to the Barça, but his incorporation has put slope up because Chelsea insists in his renewal, although the negotiations had remained in 'stand by' during all these months in which it was lesionado. Although there is not an agreement completed, the English would bet by his continuity.
The French footballer has lived a very complicated season, in the middle of an injury that has kept him went from August and that forced him to lose the World-wide. Everything will depend on how advance in these months and of himself Potter bets by his continuity.
Evan N'Dicka (Eintracht Frankfurt)
It is considered like one of the 'big' jewels of the Bundesliga and in front of his refusal to renew his agreement with the Eintracht Frankfurt, his future keeps in the air. It does some days, from 'SPORT1' had informed that was prepared for a new challenge, in a bigger team and that the Barça was one of the best positioned.
In fact, this same information desvelaba that the FC Barcelona would have reached a verbal agreement for his incorporation in the team like free agent, although the final decision went it to take the culés around the middle of May. In the meantime, teams like the Tottenham, Seville or Real Betis tighten to achieve his free incorporation.
Naby Keita (Liverpool)
It is a player that, up to now, had not sounded for the Barça, but that as 'SPORT' would be in the diary like an alternative for the mediocentro of the team in front of the doubts on the continuity of Busquets. Everything seems to indicate to that will abandon the Liverpool, because they do not have he and are trying to do space in the staff. Klopp No longer would have he.
The injuries have punished him duramente in the last months and, thus, his exit of Anfield is more than likely. For the moment, it has informed that teams like the AC Milan and RB Leipzig have interested in his incorporation, but the intention of the midfield player would be to continue playing in the Premier League. The Barça, in the meantime, would keep attentive.
Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
Still it has not renewed with the Real Madrid, although all indicates to that will give continuity to his stay in the White House. This yes, has asked to have more leadership in the plans of Carlo Ancelotti, mission that seems more than complicated. In spite of all this, the Majorcan attacker has been constantly related with the Barça in the last months and no descarta his incorporation in the summer.
Everything depends on what decide, finally, from the dispatches of Valdebebas. The agreement is not 100% clear-cut and in the Madrid still do not know if ficharán some reinforcement for the forward of face to the season 2023-24. In case that they do not go out to the market, Asensio would remain without place to doubts. In the contrary case, his future would remain in the air and the Barça would be an alternative.
Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)
The midfield player carries long in the diary of the Barça and would not be a surprise that went back to insist by him in the summer, but as in the case of the above-mentioned midfield players, everything will depend on the continuity of Sergio Busquets. Although it has not had the best season with a Leicester City very irregular, Tielemans is one of the mediocentros by which the 'big' sigh.
So much so teams like the Arsenal or Real Madrid have asked after he, but up to now would be the leader of the Premier League the one who would have the forward for his incorporation. The Juventus and Newcastle United also are alternative in a 'battle' in which the Barça does not know, still, if it will litigate.