Jordi Alba he is not a superman. Despite the good performance that L’Hospitalet has contributed as the undisputed starter in recent seasons, the fact of being the only player in the squad without a guaranteed substitute for several consecutive years generates wear and tear, as is logical, as the Catalan footballer is forced to play almost everything. That may end this summer, given the intentions of Laporta and Xavi to reinforce the left side.
Javi Galan and Marcos Alonso had been placed for days in the pole-position to land on the Camp Noubut the agenda of Mateu Alemany is very broad and, in the last few hours, two high-level alternatives have been activated to offer competition to Jordi Alba. It’s about a former madridista, Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham), and of a lane eternally linked to Barça, Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).
The curiosity of signing a madridista
The case of Spanish is the most complicated. At 25 years old, Reguilón has a current contract with Tottenham until June 2025 and, despite not being an undisputed player in the spurs squad, the club coached by Antonio Conte I wouldn’t make it easy for him to leave. At this juncture, the Barça could lower the cost of the transfer by including in the operation any of your discards (which are many), prior acceptance of the English.
At the request of the FC Barcelona play the fact that Laporta and his heavyweights they have a good relationship with the soccer player’s agent, Kia JoorabchianWhat is it the same as Coutinho and it would help the operation to come together. reguilonfor his part, would be delighted to return to spain to be closer to his family and friends, after a bittersweet journey in Premier League.
Guerreiro, a seductive alternative
Talking about Warriorit could be said that his hiring is more attractive in economic terms (and maybe also sports) for the culé entity. At 28 years old, contract with Borussia Dortmund ends in June 2023 and the Germans, aware that the player has no intention of renewing, would accept this summer a payment of 8-10 million euros to forge the transfer.
It should be remembered that, in 2016, Guerreiro was already about to sign for Barça from Lorient, although he finally accepted Borussia Dortmund’s offer by assuring him the status of undisputed starter. “It was very difficult to say no to Barça, but I leaned towards Borussia’s offerwhich gave me the minutes to grow that I needed”, admitted Guerreiro then.
Now, the panorama is different and the Portuguese would be delighted to end up at the Camp Nou to compete directly with L’Hospitalet for ownership and, in this way, oxygenate efforts on the left side. 54 times international with PortugalGuerreiro has scored five goals this season and has provided four assists in 27 games for Dortmund. He is an offensive lane, capable of even throwing free kicks. A very attractive option for the culé team.
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