Barça are going to activate a plan B to reinforce the team after the breakdown of negotiations to bring back Leo Messi. The Blaugrana are clear that they will end up having enough salary limit to bring top level stars and is analysing the market.
The aim is to sign a star player who can make a clear difference with clear priorities. One of the players who has been offered to the Blaugrana club is Neymar, who will leave PSG and would be willing to make an effort to return.
Barça coach Xavi Hernández had planned the season with the possibility of re-signing Messi. He had even changed the tactical plan to give him a place in the eleven with an important role. Xavi had spoken to Leo and believed he would be an important part of the team's attacking play. Now it is clear that he will be looking for a player who can make the difference up front to help Dembélé, Raphinha and Lewandowski.
For Xavi it is a priority to sign a second striker, a midfielder to replace Busquets and also a wide player because he does not count on Ferrán Torres and Ansu Fati. And after Messi's 'no', he could do with a winger who could come in from the left. It is clear that Neymar is a world star, but his salary and the conditions that PSG impose could be trouble.
There are many players who are waiting to come to Barça and the sporting department will now redirect its planning with the money that the club was going to invest in Leo's return. You have to sell to be able to sign, but there will also be players on the market like Bernardo Silva, who made it clear last summer that he was willing to come to Barça.