Since the Champions League exit, one thing was clear, FC Barcelona will have a busy transfer window to rebuild the squad. The new coach Ronald Koeman has identified three players who Barça will like to sign this summer.
According to Sport, Barça’s priority is to sign a number ‘9’, a centre-back and a fullback. The coach has given the approval to these signings and the club is already working to bring these players to the Camp Nou.
Though Barça want to make these signings, but first they need to sell some players to afford the aforementioned ones.
The name of this 23-year-old centre forward has loomed for quite some time now and it is the club’s number one goal to bring the Argentine this summer. The negotiations were halted due to Lautaro’s participation in the Europa League with Inter, but after their defeat in the final, the operation should be reactivated. The club is looking to make an investment of around 65 million euros with addition of another player. Junior Firpo, Nélson Semedo, Emerson and Jordi Alba are some of the names which are linked to enter the operation.
Unlike the Martínez’ one, the signing of the Catalan centre-back will not cost a huge amount to FC Barcelona. The 19-year-old has only one year left in his contract with Manchester City and their manager, Pep Guardiola having already confirmed that he does not want to renew with the English side.
FC Barcelona has already submitted a bid of around 10 million euros and if City rejects it, Barça may wait till January or try to offer a player in the deal.
José Luis Gayà
The third name on this list is José Luis Gayà from Valencia. The signing of the 25-year-old left-back will be very tough as Valencia consider the Spanish professional a key block in their project. The officials at Barça know Valencia will not feature in any European competitions next season and the sale of some big names have weakened their team. Gayà’s release clause is 50 million euros but Barça are ready to be involved in a tough negotiation to bring the player’s price down.