Barcelona will try until the last minute to sign a forward in January
Finances are against them but Barça will wait and see what may come up
Barcelona will not give up on signing in the January window despite the fact that both the sporting committee and the coaching staff are aware that the salary margin is minimal to make any incorporation.
Despite that, they have several procedures open and are waiting for any last-minute opportunities. It is very difficult to find a player who improves what is in the squad because of the financial restrictions and a transfer would only be possible at a ridiculously low cost.
Xavi Hernández has been pointing out in recent days that he is very satisfied with the squad and that he would not mind if it stayed as it is, although he would see the addition of a player as a positive after the departure of Memphis to Atlético.
What is being sought is a versatile attacker, who can play in all offensive positions and who scores goals. And there are options on the table, although the lack of room within the LaLiga-imposed salary limit greatly reduces the options.
The idea that Barça had was to advance an operation in January for the future, but LaLiga has already warned the club that its operating margin is minimal and it is vigilant to the registrations that the Blaugrana can make.
Despite this inconvenience, the club insists that there are important players who would be willing to make an economic effort to come to Camp Nou and various possibilities are being studied.
Aubameyang arrived last January, brutally lowering his salary and terminating his deal with Arsenal on the last market day so that the numbers could add up.
This time, most likely, Barça will not be able to achieve the goal of signing, but everything remains open until the end. And not only in terms of incorporations.
The club they are convinced that they will be able to register some of the new contracts arising from the renewals of recent months. The priority is to be able to register Ronald Araujo's and, later, Gavi and Iñaki Peña. Work is underway and everything is open, although the club know that it will be difficult to register them all.