Hansi Flick also prioritizes buying a new pivot

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FC Barcelona's midfield hasn't been like they used to be after Sergio Busquet's departure. The Spanish pivot was one of the last midfielder's to leave the club who belonged to the Legendary 2009 Barcelona.

Xavi knew how Busquets was one of the main orchestrators of their success at the Catalan club. Hence, the Catalan coach's transfer priorities were always a new pivot for the club.

Although Xavi couldn't find a successor to Busquets, his ideas were passed down to Hansi as the German coach has also prioritized buying a new pivot for the Catalan Giants.

There are many contenders for the role and Hansi must convince the Barça board to buy him a new orchestrator unlike his predecessor who failed at the task.

FC Barcelona's favorite Joshua Kimmich is always on the top of the rumors for this role. The German's contract expires next year and Barcelona might be on the lookout to negotiate a fine deal for themselves with the Bavarian Giants.

One problem still haunts Barcelona though, as staying under FFP while revamping the squad this transfer window will be a difficult task to accomplish. Also, Kimmich's salary can prove to be a big wall to break for the Spanish club.

Apart from the salary, Barça also face stiff competition from the Premier League clubs. Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United are all following the German's situation. These clubs have a better chance at Kimmich as finance isn't a problem to them.

Alternatives in the La Liga

As mentioned above, Kimmich isn't the only pivot on Barcelona's radar. Valencian pivot duo Pepelu and Javi Guerra are also among the ones whom the Catalan Giants would like to have.

Pepelu may be available for €20 million, which is far more affordable for the club than Kimmich's €60 million. The Alicantino's partner-in-crime also interests Barcelona who can also be an affordable option at the same price.

Another pivot in the mix is Argentina and Real Betis midfielder, Guido Rodríguez. The 30-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season and many sources claim that Barcelona already has a verbal agreement in place with the Argentine.

The Argentine might very well be Barça's first signing of the summer transfer window. This signing was made under Xavi's reign so whether Barcelona goes forward with it or not is still in doubts.

Anyway, like always, it is gonna be a busy transfer window this summer in Catalonia.