Barcelona transfer news as Blaugrana look to Everton to replace Frenkie de Jong

In today's Barcelona transfer news - Blaugrana have turned to Everton to replace Frenkie de Jong, an update on Ilkay Gundogan & more.
Everton FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Everton FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League / Matt McNulty/GettyImages

Barcelona transfer news is difficult to come by at the best of times this year given the club's horrid financial situation, but let alone in February when the summer transfer window is a long time away.

However, there are some interesting stories to feast your eyes on today...

Barcelona transfer news - Amadou Onana eyed as Frenkie de Jong replacement

According to a report from SPORT, Amadou Onana has been shortlisted as a potential Frenkie de Jong replacement. It is thought the Everton midfielder is viewed in high-regard by the Barcelona hierarchy, but they won't be short of competition.

Arsenal are also showing a keen interest in bringing Amadou Onana in, so it remains to be seen whether he would prefer to remain in the Premier League, or take his next step by moving to La Liga.

Barcelona transfer news - Ilkay Gundogan hails Xavi as his reason for joining Barcelona

The summer signing Ilkay Gundogan has hailed the departing Xavi as his reason for joining Barcelona.

Quoted by Barca Universal, Gundogan said: "[Xavi] was fundamental for me to come to Barcelona. If the conversations we had would have been different, I wouldn’t be here. He made the difference. I am very grateful to him.”

Barcelona transfer news - Hansi Flick rejects Bayern Munich advances

Both Barcelona and Bayern Munich are looking for a new manager come the new season. This means they are likely to clash heads a few times, much to the annoyance of Barcelona fans.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Hansi Flick has rejected the advances from Bayern Munich to return to the club. Instead, he seems laser-focused on obtaining the Barcelona role, with Xavi set to step down come the end of the season.


What do you make of today's Barcelona transfer news?