Xavi wants to strengthen his squad this winter with Ferran Torres as his main target. For this, he is ready to part with 7 players during the transfer window.
Since his arrival as coach of the FC Barcelona, Xavi has had a rather encouraging start in terms of results with two wins and one draw. If Barça’s game is still far from what is expected of the club, the club has resumed a positive dynamic. But the Catalan coach is thinking of the future, and he knows that if he wants to obtain results, he will have to strengthen his squad.
While several names have been leaked regarding likely reinforcements for this winter (Sterling, Olmo, Cavani…), Xavi would have set his sights on the Spanish winger of Manchester city Ferran Torres. The Citizen pleases the young coach very much and would have expressed to Pep guardiola his desire to leave. Only problem, the leaders of Man City ask between 60 and 70 million to release the number 21. A high price which will force the Catalan club to sell.
7 unwanted players on the transfer list
For this, Xavi intends to clean up its workforce and according to Mundo Deportivo, he would have decided to separate from seven players this winter. Among them, we find two French, Clement Lenglet and Samuel umtiti. The first city has played very little this season while the 2018 world champion is still dragging his injuries and has not played a single minute in the Barcelona jersey this season.
🧐 El FC Barcelona tiene como gran arma el Compromise de Ferran Torres pero sabe que sólo con dinero el negocio es complicado y espera que entre algún futbolista
– Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) November 29, 2021
We also find in this list Neto, Sergino Dest, Sergi Roberto, Oscar Mingueza and Philippe Coutinho. Some players could also be traded with City to lighten the rating of Torres’ transfer. There may be movement in Catalonia this winter.