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Barça's conditions to try to sign a midfielder

Published:3/11/2023 - 21:04h

Updated:4/11/2023 - 07:33h

FC Barcelona, despite the fact that the financial situation is not ideal, does not rule out going out to the transfer market in search of a 'low cost' midfielder during the winter transfer window

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The irregular performance of Oriol Romeu has given step to that they increase the rumours on the possibility that the FC Barcelona go out to the market of wintry signings in research of a footballer that can serve of complement, competition or relief of the ex of the Girona. Although Xavi Hernández has left clear that keeps the confidence in him, the club is exploring several alternatives in the market dde wintry signings.

An information of 'SPORT' has suggested that the Barcelona sportive direction is in the research of a very specific profile to reinforce his centre of the field in January. Still they do not have desvelado names, but the characteristic are very clear. It has to be "well, beautiful and cheap". It is an authentic challenge for Deco and company, because the priority is to inscribe to Vitor Roque if finally recala in the City Condal to beginnings of 2024.

Extreme situation in the Barça

The blaugrana are expecting to be able to 'cover' the debt of the 40 million euros by the 'crowbar' of Barça Studios, the twenty 'kilos' that endorsed the directive of Joan Laporta and, besides, have to generate a space of around 13-15 millions to be able to register to the Brazilian forward. Also it is on the table the need to inscribe to Gavi, the one who only is in the first staff by court order. They would have to free the same space.

It is thus that the possibility that it arrive another footballer to the staff culé seems remote. It has to be an authentic 'bargain' in the wintry market so that they bet by a signing, with the exception that -also- would have to be an incorporation on a long-term basis. That is to say, that was not a footballer that go to fill the 'hollow' by six months and that afterwards have to leave because Xavi Hernández does not have he.

It changes of priorities the Barça?

The situation is extremely complicated, but no descarta, always according to the before quoted source, that leave in 'stand by' the landing of Vitor Roque to prioritise the signing of a mediocentro. In the club understand that there is sufficient reinforcements in the attack (Ferran, Raphinha, Lamine Yamal, Lewandowski and Joao Félix), whereas for the pivote do not abound the alternatives. Romeu Is the only natural footballer for the place and has not finished to convince.

Always it is the option that other footballers can exert in the pivote, but the Barça does not want to 'move' more to the players. Up to now, Xavi has had Gündogan and Gavi in the base of the played when the one of Ulldecona has remained in the bench and also is the alternative of Frenkie of Jong when it return of his injury.

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