The first big decisions of FC Barcelona for the transfer window


By: Manu Tournoux

FC Barcelona has a more than important duel against Girona in the race for the La Liga title this Sunday evening. In the event of a victory for the team from northern Catalonia, Barça would find themselves seven points in the standings, and five points behind Real Madrid, which would complicate things for Xavi’s troops. At the same time, Joan Laporta has already started working on the transfer window. A first decision has been made…

That of not recruiting a goalkeeper. This is what indicates Marca this Sunday. The Spanish newspaper explains that the injury to Marc-André Ter Stegen, absent for at least two months following shoulder surgery, will not force Barça to recruit. Xavi and the management made the decision to trust Iñaki Peña, the German’s replacement goalkeeper, who has already shown good things in the three matches he has played so far, including this duel against Atlético last weekend.

Laporta working on two signings

That’s not all. The club is also working on two signings for next summer. The president of Barça, announced this Saturday, at the microphone of the Saudi media Asharq Al-Awsatthat he and Deco will open negotiations in the coming weeks for the two Joãos, João Félix and João Cancelo: “We want them to stay at Barça. We plan to approach these negotiations in a short period of time because, as you know, Deco plans the best way to negotiate. We have a great friendship with Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City”.

Finally, Sport tells us that Xavi would very much like to be able to enlist Giovanni Lo Celso (Tottenham) during this month of January. A complex operation, almost impossible, for financial reasons that everyone knows. Everything therefore indicates that, barring a turnaround or surprise sale, Vitor Roque will be the only new face of Barça at the start of February.

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