The FC Barcelona wants to close the summer transfer market with a finishing touch and more reinforcements so that the squad trained by Xavi Hernández is even more competitive. Despite the fact that there have already been five incorporations, the intention of the Barça entity is to specify three more before August 31, but it will depend on more players leaving and there being salary reductions.
The sports management has very well defined the needs of the Barça team and after the draw against Rayo Vallecano, in the debut in LaLiga Santander, Xavi warned that it is also necessary to get a reinforcement for the right side. He does not trust Sergiño Dest and, after the fiasco with César Azpilicueta, he hopes that from the Spotify Camp Nou offices they will find a solution in the market, since he cannot use Ronald Araújo or Sergi Roberto as fixed alternatives for the right-handed band.
That is why, as reported by the journalist Gerard Romero in 'Jijantes', Barça has its defined plan for the final stretch of the market and includes three players: Marcos Alonso, Bernardo Silva and a reinforcement for the right side. The operation most on track is that of the Chelsea player, with whom the Blaugrana have had an agreement for months. It is expected that when the registration of Jules Koundé is processed, the azulgrana close the incorporation of him for eight million euros.
In the case of Bernardo, in the last few hours it has been reported that at City have denied any approach Barça to get his signing. The player has already hinted that he is thinking about leaving the Etihad Stadium and hopes that it can be resolved soon, but his incorporation is the most complicated for the Catalans, since implies a substantial reduction in the wage bill (with sales and rebates) in the coming days.
Third goal: right back
The information from Gerard Romero reveals that Barça is very clear that it must go out and sign a right-back as soon as possible. There would be five names on the sports management table: Frimpong, Bissaka, Dalot, Meunier y Foyth. A possible incorporation depends on more departures and, at the moment, only Memphis Depay's to Juventus is on the way.