Esp: Xavi embarrasses Barça before the transfer window

Unhappy with the competitiveness of his group, Xavi is asking for a big recruitment for this summer. The FC Barcelona manager would like to welcome around six recruits. A great challenge for its executives who also have to sell and reduce payroll to please the technician.

After the praise of the first months, Xavi is going through his first difficult period at FC Barcelona. The Blaugrana coach, beaten on Sunday (0-1) by Rayo Vallecano in the La Liga, has just suffered his third consecutive defeat at the Camp Nou in all competitions. This bad patch then allows the technician to realize the limitations of his workforce. He who last week had publicly requested the doubling of all positions with competitive players. So, to meet his demands, Barça will have to attract around six players.

Two recruits already completed by FC Barcelona

According to information from Sport, a goalkeeper will be recruited after the probable departure of the number 2 Neto. Xavi will also await the arrival of two full backs, a midfielder and two forwards. All knowing that some operations are already more or less advanced. Central defender Andreas Christensen is expected to come free from Chelsea, who will also have to free Cesar Azpilicueta to give Barça a chance. As for the midfield, the Ivorian Franck Kessié, soon to expire his contract with Milan, has already signed for the Catalan club, which now dreams of a big shot with Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski.

We recall that at present the Bavarian management refuses to transfer their striker under contract until 2023. However, Barça, which is negotiating with Leeds for the former Rennes Raphinha winger, will not be able to satisfy Xavi only after having finished the starts and reduced his salary which far exceeds the authorized limits. Among the possible owners the same names keep returning, starting with the French Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti who, this time, will struggle to resist the pressure.

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