The Barça, attentive to the free agents

Given the tough economic situation that the FC Barcelona, the sports management re-traces the market to find some opportunities, specifically players who are in their last year of contract. The objective is to be able to reach top-level footballers who can reinforce the squad at zero cost. Or what is the same, repeat the same type of incorporations of this past summer. As the Sergio Agüero, Eric Garcia or Memphis Depay, which came free after finishing the contract with their respective teams. That does not mean that a powerful investment cannot be made next season, but on paper, that higher expense would go to a decisive footballer, mainly in attacking positions.

At the club they are aware that the profile of footballers they can achieve as a free agent is very determined, mostly veteran players, who could be important to occupy a more secondary role and contribute their experience among a squad that has been especially rejuvenated in recent years. Despite this, there are also opportunities for young players with projection, such as the case of Franck Kessié, 24, a Milan midfielder who, as MD reported in yesterday’s edition, fits the profile of a powerful midfielder with a touch that They are looking from the technical secretary to reinforce the staff for the next campaign.

Another position that is already being worked on is the goal. André Onana, from Ajax, also ends the contract on June 30 and Barça has already polled its representative, as this newspaper reported last week.

Market opportunities

And now is the time to start closing the players who are free in the summer of 2022 and have not yet renewed. The list is more than appealing and there are opportunities in all demarcations. Starting with the goal, where in addition to Onana, he is free Diogo Costa, from Porto, a promising 22-year-old goalkeeper who is currently the starter of the Portuguese team. A bet for the future, although from the same fifth as Iñaki Peña.

On the right side, interesting names such as Aurier (Villarreal) stand out, although Barça already ruled out this summer, Mazraoui, 23 and a starter for Ajax, with whom he has scored 4 goals and provided 3 assists in 10 games. It would also be free César Azpilicueta, 32 years old and captain of Chelsea, with whom his relationship ends next June.

As centrals, two other names of the current European champion: Christensen and Rüdiger, who wants half Europe. Süle (Bayern) or Luiz Felipe, who already followed Barça, are also free. On the left flank, Romagnoli (26, Milan), also linked to Barcelona, ​​and the young Zagadou, 22, although it remains to be seen how he returns after his knee operation.

In the center of the field, very good options appear. From Kamara, from Olympique de Marseille and only 21 years old, a footballer with a great future, or someone more contrasted like Tolisso, Brozovic or Paul pogba (28, Manchester United), through the center. Perisic, for the veteran profile, or Fabio Vieira, as a bet for the future, it is the left-handers that appear on the list, while Lingard, Isco or Mkhitaryan they are right-handed.

Good band alternatives

A profile that Barça he would need is the extreme, band footballers. Although now he will recover Ansu Fati and Dembélé, alternatives appear to compete with both players. With a left-handed profile, whether to play a changed band or outside, they end a contract with Di Maria (33 years, PSG), Bernardeschi (27, Juventus), who has sounded repeatedly like future culé, Dybala (27, Juventus), on the other lane, right-handed, Insigne (30, Naples) or Vogue (24, Sassuolo) are two interesting alternatives.

As forwards, Mbappe He is the most prominent, although if he does not remain at PSG, who wants to renew him, he points to Real Madrid. Belotti (27), from Torino, have not yet renewed, while Lacazette (30), from Arsenal and Origi (26) and that he scored two goals against Barça in 4-0 at Anfield, he also ends his tie with Liverpool this coming summer.

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