Martín Zubimendi in a match against Manchester United


Xavi seeks to convince Laporta so that Zubimendi is the 'new Busquets'

Published:11/12/2022 - 10:07h

Updated:11/12/2022 - 16:45h

FC Barcelona is looking for alternatives for the midfield for 2023, anticipating the imminent departure of Sergio Busquets. The board of directors and the coaching staff are considering several names, but Xavi Hernández sees in Martín Zubimendi the ideal successor for 'Busi'

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To three weeks for the reinicio of LaLiga, the technical body and the staff of the FC Barcelona prepares to return to the trainings. With it looks it put in retaining the leadership, the ones of Xavi Hernández know that, hardly, will be able to fichar some reinforcement in winter by the 'fair play' financial, but the expectations are very different of face to the summer and the egarense does not want to lose time to reinforce what considers like the key zone for the success of his style of game: the midfield.

The Barça prepares to lose to Sergio Busquets in June and so much the directive like Xavi know that, to fault of official confirmation by part of the captain, the best is to go contemplating options to relieve him. In this sense, the name of Martín Zubimendi is the favourite of the míster of Terrasa to reinforce the medullary in summer and, thus, so much he like Jordi Cruyff, presionan from already to Joan Laporta to go to by the player of the Real Sociedad.

By technical conditions and style of game, there are not doubts on the potential of the donostiarra. The main obstacle for the managerial has to see with his price (60 million euros) and the one who the mediocentro have renewed with the Real until 2027, with the cual the ones of San Sebastián, hardly, will leave him go out now by an inferior price to his clause of rescission. This yes, the player attained to conserve intact his clásula in spite of his extension of agreement, which is not little thing.

With a value of market in Transfermarkt of 40 'kilos', the price by Martín does not leave to seem high because of his youth. Thus, the idea of Laporta and Mateu Alemany aims more to go to by a player of greater hierarchy like Bernardo Silva (the preferred of the directive) or other options that could arrive to 'cost zero' in summer, such is the case of Joginho and N'Golo Kanté. However, further of these factors, Xavi will do the possible for achieving to Zubimendi earlier that late.

The Europe League, a big vitrina for Zubimendi

The player of 23 years has ingresado in the radar of several European clubs after the good walk of the ones of Imanol Bailiff in the phase of groups of the Europe League. The Basques attained to remain with the led of the Group And in spite of the presence of the Manchester United and expect rival in the eighth of final, once resolve the playoff' in where the Barça, precisely, will see the faces with the 'network devils'.

Zubimendi Saw action in a pair of parties in what it goes of the UEL and sum 1 goal and 2 assistances in 12 apparitions in LaLiga (1,150 minutes). To the mediocentro still is missing him shooting to strengthen in the eleven of the Real, but Xavi Hernández sees in him the necessary to turn into the next '5' of his Barça. Nevertheless, it follows having a high scepticism, remembering cases like the one of Asier Illarramendi, by the one who the Real Madrid paid 32 'kilos' in 2013 to be the heir of Xavi Alonso, possibility that banished in a pair of seasons.

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