Barça has found funds to finance its transfer window this summer. Its leaders can now step up a gear when it comes to recruiting. Sergio Busquets’ succession file would be one of Xavi’s priorities for this summer and three players would be targeted, including an ex-OM.
The socios have validated the projects of the leaders of Barça, concerning the sale of a minority part of the rights of Barça Licensing & Merchandising (BLM) and 25% of La Liga TV rights. These two operations will make it possible to bring in around 600 million euros and give them some means to recruit. Xavi and his management will thus be able to move up a gear with regard to the summer transfer window.
However, according to information reported by Transfers, the Catalan coach has made midfield one of his summer concerns. The technician would have already informed Sergio Busquets that he was not counting on him for next season. Three elements would be targeted to take over from him in the middle of the field.
Barca’s three targets for the midfielder
- Ruben Neves: under contract with Wolverhampton, the Portuguese presents a very different profile from Sergio Busquets. The player can take the organization on his own. His name was also mentioned at Manchester United.
- Maxim Lopez : trained at OM, the regista from Sassuolo carried out a high-level exercise. AS Roma and Lazio Roma would have an eye on him.
- Martin Zubimendi: the Spaniard is said to be Xavi’s priority. Real Sociedad, however, would not consider parting with him, this transfer window, and his price would be very high, especially since he could extend.
Fabrizio Romano said yesterday that Barça remained in the game to recruit Raphinha (which presents a much more offensive profile). Leeds United would have fixed their price at 55 million euros, an amount that would no longer scare the Catalans…