THE TEAM NEEDS TO BE REINFORCED
What does Barça need to compete for the Champions League in the 2023/24 season?
Published:5/02/2023 - 08:32h
Updated:5/02/2023 - 08:32h
After a winter market without reinforcements, the FC Barcelona board of directors is working to solve the financial problems and be able to sign in the summer. At least three weight names should arrive to compete again in the Champions League
The FC Barcelona has completed a big first-half of season in the local plane, but with the shadow of the European failure like main threat for the already committed finances of the club. So much the technical body like the directive have clear that the team needs to reinforce in summer, more considering that the wintry window closed with two drops (Memphis Depay, Héctor Bellerín) and zero incorporations. In this sense, these are the priorities culés for the 2023/24 thinking in going back to be a strong club in Europe.
A born right side
The exit of Bellerín left to the Barça without natural right sides and, although Jules Koundé has answered well up to now, is clear that this place has to reinforce in summer. Names like Arnau Martínez (Girona), Benjamín Pavard (Bayern) Thomas Meunier (Dortmund) are still in the diary culé, with the French like priority. For the moment, Sergi Roberto, Alejandro Balde and Marcos Alonso are the available alternatives for Xavi in this position, together with Ronald Araújo.
The relief of Busquets
The eventual exit of the captain is one of the main headaches to schedule the next season. Frenkie Of Jong has seen very well beside 'Busi', but when the '5' fault to the Dutch costs him be the only pivote of the eleven. The doubts of Franck Kessié do that the managerial follow very attentive to names like N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton) and Martín Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), being this last the favourite of Xavi to relieve to Busquets if the legend blaugrana decides to leave to the MLS.
A '9' acting
The exit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in summer and of Depay in winter left to Ferran Torres like only alternative to Robert Lewandowski in attack. The doubts on the one of Foios and the difficulties that the Barça has happened to convert when the Pole ausenta evidencian the need of fichar another leading centre. Names like Raúl Jimenez (Wolverhampton) and the youngster Vitor Roque (Athletico Paranaense) outline like alternative 'low cost' that would adapt to the role of acting of 'Lewi'.
Another left extreme
Of the same way, the need to do box in summer for fichar puts entredicho the continuity of players like Ansu Fati, Raphinha or Ferran. Any has attained the regularity that yes has showed Ousmane Dembélé by right and the club sondea options like Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) or Gonçalo Guedes (Benfica) if any of his figures by left finish going out in summer.
Ratify the confidence in Xavi
Once oficialicen the new agreements of Araújo and Balde, the following step for the Barça will be to ratify the backrest to the sportive project that leads the technician egarense. The title of the Supercopa Spanish has supposed an espaldarazo important for Xavi, but the priority is to win LaLiga and arrive as far as possible in the Europe League to close the 2022/23 with positive balance. In contrary case, still if the culés did not win another title in the semester, the continuity of the míster of Terrassa luce like the wisest option to reach the aims fixed to average and long term.