Mercato: Barça’s priorities this summer

Still in the race for the La Liga title, FC Barcelona will also look into the summer transfer window and have already established their priorities. According to information from RAC1, the main sites of the Barcelona club will be in attack, in parallel with the contractual situation of Lionel Messi to manage.

The next summer transfer window promises to be hectic at FC Barcelona. Newly elected at the head of the Catalan club, Joan Laporta will have several hot files to deal with, with the priority of succeeding in keeping Lionel Messi in his ranks.


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Based on information from RAC1, Barça’s summer transfer window is gradually starting to take shape and the club has already established its priorities to strengthen itself. Catalan generalist radio reports that with the imminent arrival of Eric Garcia (Manchester City), Samuel Umtiti is more than ever pushed towards the exit.


The return of the young Spanish defender, at the end of his contract with Manchester City, should seal the future of the French world champion, in great difficulty in Catalonia. FC Barcelona intends to part ways with the former Lyonnais and will listen to offers about him this summer.

This is likely to be the only defensive yard as Brazilian Emerson is expected in Barcelona at the end of the season. The right-back is currently on loan to Betis, a club which shares its economic rights with Barça.


No arrival planned in the middle, Koeman wants to trust the young people

In the midfield, no arrival is planned in Barcelona. Ronald Koeman is satisfied with the performance of his players and the emergence of several young people, including Ilaix Moriba. Young Nico Gonzalez is expected to move up with the first team quickly and is also expected to turn next next season.

In recent years, FC Barcelona has not been significantly strengthened in the midfield with the arrivals of Frenkie de Jong or Miralem Pjanic. The young Pedri has become a centerpiece of Ronald Koeman’s system, hence the club’s desire not to particularly want to strengthen itself in this sector.


Depay or Agüero, Barça thinks about both

With the departure of Luis Suarez to Atlético de Madrid last summer, FC Barcelona lost a great scorer whose departure he failed to make up for. Ronald Koeman’s team want to remedy this by bringing in a new offensive size.

In parallel with the contractual situation of Lionel Messi, whose extension is a priority, the Catalan club is eyeing Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero, both at the end of their contract respectively with Olympique Lyonnais and Manchester City.


FC Barcelona are struggling to choose which profile would be best suited to the needs of the team and may decide to bring in both in the event of Martin Braithwaite’s departure. Also according to information from RAC1, if the former Toulousain left Barça this summer, the club chaired by Joan Laporta could then afford Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero to complete a fiery offensive sector.


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