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Barcelona’s transfer targets for 2022

Financial issues prevented Barcelona from spending big to sign players in last summer’s transfer window, but the Blaugrana are already having a look at who they could bring to the Camp Nou in January and next summer.

Barcelona have looked better in the last couple of games following the arrival of Xavi Hernandez, who replaced Ronald Koeman after he was sacked by the club.

However, injuries to starters have dealt a hard blow to Barcelona this season and their lack of depth has forced them to promote numerous academy players, some of whom have gone on to establish themselves in the starting line-up.

In search of striker

Following Sergio Aguero‘s decision to hang up his boots due to his heart problem, Barcelona are in desperate need of a striker, with Luuk de Jong being their only fit natural No.9 for the time being, as Martin Braithwaite is out injured.

Reports on Wednesday, December 22, confirmed that Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Manchester City forward Ferran Torres in what will be a real sign of intent by Joan Laporta.

The 21-year-old has been sidelined since the October international break, when he picked up an injury while on duty with the Spanish national team. This means that Ferran has played just seven games across all competitions so far in the 2021/22 campaign.

Another player that has been linked with a move to Barcelona is Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, who has struggled to get regular game time at Old Trafford.

The Uruguay international has featured in just eight games this season, scoring three goals and registering one assist.

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Meanwhile, Barcelona are among the potential suitors for Erling Haaland‘s signature, but the Borussia Dortmund striker is not expected to make a decision on his future before spring, while it is doubtful whether the Blaugrana can meet his salary demands.

Beefing up the defence next summer

Barcelona have set their sights on Chelsea centre-back duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen, both of whom will be free to sign a pre-contract with another team from January 1 as their deals are set to expire next summer.

None of the two defenders are considered undisputed starters at the Blues, who have yet to reach an agreement on renewing their deals.

Antonio Rudiger‘s contract is also set to come to an end next summer, but Barcelona‘s financial struggles may not allow them to cover his high salary.

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