Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently partook in a discussion at the Círculo Ecuestre de Barcelona, where he revealed the club’s plans for the summer transfer window despite their current financial position.
La Liga chief Javier Tebas has imposed a transfer ban on the Catalans for failing to comply with the Finacial Fair Play regulations. Laporta needs to raise £178 million with player sales and reduced wage bills before bringing any reinforcements in the next transfer window.
Despite this, the Barca chief is optimistic about their ability to bring new faces to Camp Nou with their priority objective revealed to be the signing of a centre-back, a right-back, and a striker. While Spanish boss Xavi Hernandez would have hoped to bring big names to bolster his squad, the three players that perfectly fit the club’s objectives have already been revealed.
Barcelona are in advanced talks for three new signings
Sport reports that Athletico Paranaense’s Vitor Roque, Villarreal’s Juan Foyth, and Athletic Club’s Iñigo Martínez are the three players targetted by the Catalans for the summer while continuing to monitor other options as well.
The presence of prolific goalscorer Robert Lewandowski allows the club to look to build for the future with the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque. Meanwhile, the signing of a right-back is deemed crucial with the club struggling to fill the position since Dani Alves’ departure.
Argentine international Juan Foyth is said to be the ideal candidate but his high pricetag could make Barca look elsewhere with Bayern Munich‘s Benjamin Pavard and Borussia Dortmund‘s Thomas Meunier named alternatives.
For the centre-back role, Manchester City‘s Aymerich Laporte remains an option but if they fail to secure the Spaniard this summer, then Martínez is the target.
Do you think Roque, Foyth, and Martínez would be a good fit for Barca?