The club are going to take to the market and get him two more players
The president of Barça, Joan Laporta, already said it a few days ago: Barça are ready to strengthen in January and the decision has already been made to try to go out on the market to sign a minimum of two players. The idea, agreed with the coach, is to advance the planning for the summer and bolster up the team with a midfielder and a right back. There is already a consensual pre-list for weeks and Barça will get down to work to try to reach satisfactory agreements for their targets.
The idea of the coach and the sports department was to sign a substitute for Sergio Busquets in the summer, whose contract is ending and will not continue next season. The biggest investment of the Blaugrana will go towards that position in which a minimum of four names are being checked out. The most advanced operation is that of Rúben Neves, from Wolves, although his name does not have the quorum of the entire technical area. That is why progress is being made on other players, although the economic parameters are clear and no crazy things will be done. In the case of Neves, the operation could be closed in a very advantageous way for Barca, price-wise.
The right-back position does have a clear profile and Barça is looking for a powerful player who physically helps the team at the back, but who is also capable of reaching the end of the pitch and contributing offensively. Barça have a problem in that position and Xavi Hernández has been using Sergi Roberto or the central defenders Araujo and Koundé to cover the gap. They want a specialist who ends the debate once and for all and the club has sounded out the option of Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) although it will be practically impossible to get him out of the Premier League.
In order to strengthen the team, Barça will also be forced to get rid of players to reduce the salary level. There is also debate here, although everything indicates that one of the chosen ones would be Memphis Depay, who is still injured and has not had too many minutes. The club wants to release Piqué and Alba this January, although they know that it will be very difficult to reach an agreement, so all kinds of options are open to create space. The conversations between the sports area and Xavi Hernández are continuous and the work to carry out a second revolution will be completed during the World Cup. A busy month of January is coming.