Rúben Neves, Frenkie de Jong and Martin Zubimendi, viable alternatives to Sergio Busquets


Barça's 6 options to replace Busquets

Published:8/01/2023 - 09:00h

Updated:8/01/2023 - 13:38h

In the winter market, FC Barcelona continues to evaluate offers to find the ideal replacement for Sergio Busquets if the captain finally decides to leave in the summer. Options at home and 'low cost' seem like the most viable at this point

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With the future of Sergio Busquets in the 'air', the directive of the FC Barcelona knows that it can not lose time to find to the ideal replacement of the '5' of face to the 2023/24. The problems of the club with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga are the main obstacle for fichar in this moment, by what, to these heights, the alternative 'low cost' and the available players in the staff lucen like the most reasonable options to replace to the captain if, finally, decides to leave in July.

To continuation, review the six players that have the 'OK' of Xavi Hernández to turn into the new pivote culé in summer.

Frenkie Of Jong

The one of Arkel has completed a big first-half of season, going back to the eleven with assiduity after a summer in which his exit seemed sung. Frenkie Confirmed his good moment in the World-wide and seem to have adapted, at last, to the role of born pivote that so much needs the Barça, although it keeps on being a player with talent and conditions to contribute a lot in attack.

Rúben Neves

The luso keeps on being one of the favourites of the directive, although his price of exit ronde the 40 'kilos'. With agreement until June of 2024, the Wolverhampton knows that it has to sell him in summer, more if it lost the category in the Premier League. However, his signing follows generating division in the club, as Xavi does not see him still like the ideal replacement for 'Busi', although the role of pivote is his natural position.

Martín Zubimendi

By the contrary, Martin Zubimendi himself is of the like absolute of the technician egarense. The problem with the Basque is that the Real Sociedad insists in asking around 60 million euros by his traspaso, a figure impagable for the Barça unless it concretised a high sale in this or the next window of passes. With the Real Sociedad adds a goal and pair of assistances in 19 apparitions this season.

Nico González

Another option home to replace to Busquets keeps on being Nico González. The Galician left yielded to Valencia in search of minutes and has had a difficult season in which the luck has not accompanied him. Lesionado By the next two months, Nico will return in summer and everything aims to that will struggle, again, by a place in pre-season, as it did the past year.


One of the most interesting options to 'cost zero' for the summer is the Italian. Free from 1 January to negotiate with any club, Jorginho still no descarta renew with Chelsea, although it has affirmed that it would like him test luck in another club. With the 'blues' great three assistances in 23 apparitions in what it goes of season, in a difficult campaign for the ones of Stamford Bridge after the exit of Thomas Tuchel.

N'Golo Kanté

A similar case is the one of N'Golo Kanté. The champion of the world with France in 2018 culminates agreement in June and, in the last days, especuló with a possible ofertón of the To the Nassr that the mediocentro desestimó almost immediately. For now, Barça and Chelsea have the priority, but if the culés do not present a prompt offer, the Frenchman will finish renewing with the ones of Graham Potter.

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