A new era had begun with the dismissal of Ronald Koeman and the appointment of Xavi as first team coach at the club in the Catalan capital. The former player of “Blaugrana” slowly begins to introduce new rules concerning, inter alia, the behavior of the players right before the game. Changes may also apply to transfer plans.
However, the financial problems of FC Barcelona for several months mean that Xavi will not have too much room for maneuver on the transfer market. One solution is to sell some players, thanks to which it would be possible to finance transfers of other players.
Barca has by far the most problems in the offensive line. A major blow in recent days was the absence of Sergio Aguero, who may be forced to end his career due to cardiac arrhythmias. In addition, Martin Braithwaite is still injured, while Luuk de Jong does not contribute much to the team’s performance.
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Unexpected candidate to strengthen Barca’s offensive
The Catalan daily “Sport” reported that Baghdad Bounedjah is one of the candidates to strengthen Barca’s offensive. Interest in the Algerian stems from the fact that Xavi worked with him earlier in Al-Sadd. The 29-year-old is an extremely effective striker – in 153 games at the club he scored 159 goals and recorded 44 assists.
Bounedjah is also 50 times for Algeria, for which he has scored a total of 22 goals. His contract with Al-Sadd is valid until the end of June 2024. The portal “Transfermarkt” is valuing him at six million euros.