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XAVI ASKS FOR AN 'EXTRA' EFFORT FROM BARÇA

The 'impossible' signing that Xavi Hernández requests from Barça

Published:16/07/2023 - 22:00h

Updated:17/07/2023 - 01:10h

FC Barcelona continues to work to make its squad for the 2023-2024 season, but Xavi Hernández is still missing a piece of his puzzle and it will be difficult for the club to satisfy his request

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The FC Barcelona works for 'deliver' the best possible staff to Xavi Hernández before it begin, of official way, the season 2023-2024. The sportive direction has closed the signings of Iñigo Martínez to reinforce the defence, İlkay Gündoğan as I complement star to reinforce the centre of the field and Vitor Roque, from 2024, to serve of spare of Robert Lewandowski. Besides, they are near to close the incorporation of Oriol Romeu so that it was the spare of Sergio Busquets in the pivote.

Although the basic needs are covers, at the expense of what can happen with the right-handed side, the trainer egarense has insisted in that it is missing something more. 'ACE' has informed that has asked to the Barcelona leaders that do a new effort to achieve the contracting of a footballer that can play of '10'. It understands that, although the financial situation follows without being positive and there are a lot of problems with the Fair Play, can achieve it.

Xavi insists in a '10' for the Barça

The one of Terrassa had Lionel Messi for this position. It wanted a "point of talent" that connected to the centre of the field with the line of attack and had knowledge of the game and, besides, went effective in the last pass. It was the big request for this summer, but the Barcelona did not concretise his incorporation because they did not offer sufficient guarantees to inscribe him and 'The Flea' finish decanting by the option of fichar by the Inter of Miami.

After the no arrived of Messi, Xavi continues insisting in that it is necessary to have a player that have this profile and help to 'patch' the fault of verticality and creativity that suffered the team in a lot of occasions. And it is that the request of the trainer is 'justified' in the numbers of the midfield players, that between all contributed 21 assistances between all the competitions. It understands that with İlkay Gündoğan will improve this appearance, especially because in the last season in the Manchester City exploded his capacity goleadora and asistidora.

Solution home for Xavi

It is necessary to take in account that the international with Germany could serve of antidote for Xavi in this appearance, because it is more than able to play as '10'. The big advantage of the ex of the Manchester City is that it can play in the four positions of the medullary and in all surrenders. The intention is that it remain 'fixed' as inner with arrival, but no descarta that in occasions can happen to manage like mediapunta in the Barça. Already it did it under the orders of Pep Guardiola in the Etihad Stadium.

Without place to doubts, the fact that it can play in a more advanced position will benefit to the footballer of 32 years and, directly, to the game of the team. Gündoğan Would have greater control of the possession of the balloon in parties that are trabados, by what no descarta that in a lot of opportunities can appear in this role. Hay That value that has a good relation with the goal and that hits, in a lot of opportunities, in the last pass. For the Barça will be key.

Xavi opted by a signing to have a '10'

The true is that the priority of Xavi was to have a new signing, but right now seems complicated. The club is expecting of what can happen with a 'operation gone out' that, for the moment, is very trabada. The intention is that during the next week close the exits of players like Lenglet, Hill, Tower, Nico or Julián Araujo, but what generate 'will add' to the Fair Play for the registrations that still are slopes.

In any case, the one of Terrassa wanted to have Bernardo Silva, the one who recently went back to be related with the Barça but his price, of 80 million euros, turn him into an inaccessible alternative. The culés asked after the option to bring him yielded, but from the Etihad Stadium closed in band: they do not want to give another midfield player, especially when the Paris Saint-Germain is in the career and can pay the mount. Besides, they would prefer that it remained because it is a player with which Guardiola account.

The alternative 'low cost' is Giovani Celso, but in the last days has been strongly linked with the Real Betis. The blaugrana keep very attentive to his situation, although from a flat second because in this moment are not able to put an offer on the table. The time runs against and everything seems to indicate to that Xavi will have to adapt to what has home.

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