Barcelona, after clinching the LaLiga championship, appears to have already started making moves in preparation for the upcoming transfer window in the summer.
As a result of Xavi Hernandez’s need for his team to receive reinforcements, several new signings will be pursued.
It has been widely speculated that Athletic Club, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain players Inigo Martinez, Ilkay Gundogan, and Lionel Messi may all leave their current clubs in order to sign for the new team as free agents. All three of these players’ current deals at Athletic Club, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain will expire in the near future.
It is extremely important for Xavi to strengthen Barcelona’s midfield, especially now that Sergio Busquets is leaving the team, and it looks like the Catalan club is getting closer to making their first acquisition in this position.
BREAKING: FC Barcelona have reached TOTAL AGREEMENT with Wolves to sign Ruben Neves for €30M! Official announcement in the coming days.
Ruben Neves will reportedly join Barcelona “in the coming days” after an agreement was reportedly struck between all of the relevant parties, as reported by A Bola and carried on by Diario AS. It is estimated that the fee will be 30 million euros.
It has been claimed that Xavi has some concerns with Neves’ potential entrance, and it has been established that Joan Laporta and Jorge Mendes, who represents Neves, have worked out a contract. Joan Laporta and Jorge Mendes have a very tight relationship.
Just one year after leaving AC Milan to join the LaLiga champions, Franck Kessie is expected to be released from his contract at Barcelona as a result of the arrival of Neves, in addition to the possibility that Ilkay Gundogan will sign with the club.