Despite being given a transfer ban for not complying with the La Liga Financial Fair Play regulations, Barcelona president Joan Laporta remains optimistic about bringing reinforcements in the summer transfer window.
La Liga chief Javier Tebas recently revealed that the Catalan giants must raise £178 million through wage cuts and player sales before signing any new players in the summer. While this means many squad members might leave, many names have already been linked with a move to Camp Nou with coach Xavi Hernandez preparing for Champions League football next season.
Laporta, during a recent discussion, revealed the club’s plans for the next transfer window with a focus on signing full-backs, a centre-backs, and a centre-forward. With this in mind, Xavi has shortlisted a few targets with Barca already preparing to meet his demands.
Barcelona ready €100m for Xavi’s summer targets
According to AS (via Fichajes) Barcelona are ready to invest €100 million to sign Xavi’s two main targets: Juan Foyth and Victor Roque. Foyth has been identified as the ideal candidate to play as a rotational full-back for the right flank but the La Liga giants will have to pay the €54 million terminational clause in order to attain the Argentine international from Villarreal.
Meanwhile, Roque is shortlisted to play as the perfect rotation for Robert Lewandowski as the centre-forward with the club hoping to mold the 18-year-old into the perfect striker. Reports claim that Blaugrana will have to pay roughly €40 million for the youngster.
On top of this, Xavi is also targeting Manchester City‘s Ilkay Gündogan and Athletic Club’s Iñigo Martínez, and plans to convince them to join Barca as free agents in the summer after their contracts ends with their respective clubs.
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