Barcelona look to secure talented Argentine duo

Santiago Simon of River Plate fights for the ball with Facundo Cobos of Patronato. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
Santiago Simon of River Plate fights for the ball with Facundo Cobos of Patronato. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images) /

Barcelona are bracing itself for the eventual departure of Ousmane Dembele. The French superstar, who was brought in to replace the departing Neymar Jr., has made it clear that he will not be staying at the club unless the Catalans can satisfy his contract demands. Those demands are of course, way too high for Barca to pay right now and keeping in mind that they have to sign new players as well. Thus, Barca will now have to find replacements for Dembele and apparently, they have already found their target. Apart from a right-winger to replace Dembele, they are also interested in bringing in a central midfielder.

Barcelona scouting Argentine talents

Both the players that Barca wants to bring in hails from the country of Argentina. The South American country gave the Catalans the best player in their entire history and now they are hoping that one of these players can repeat history. The winger that they are trying to bring in is 19-year-old, Santiago Simon from the Argentine side, River Plate. Santiago is a strong and determined young player who wants to prove his with and he has already scored twice this season during his four appearances. He has the typical characteristics of a winger, speedy and elusive, however, what really makes him stand out is his work rate and you can see him drop down to the backline as well.

Matías Alejandro Galarza on the other hand plays in a much deeper position however, he has fantastic footwork as well. He is currently playing for Argentinos Juniors and has been looking very sharp on the pitch. His ball retention skill is brilliant and his crossing skill is even more admirable. He has a brilliant vision for his age and if he trains underneath a legend like Xavi Hernandez, he could become a legend himself. He has a good work rate and him alongside Pedri would make a formidable duo. These are two players the club should certainly go for since they are young and relatively cheap, however, teams like Sevilla and Real Betis are also scouting the players.

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