Barcelona’s exit from the UEFA Champions League reinforced the need to buy a centre-back during the summer transfer window.
It’s highly unlikely that Barça will sign Mats Hummels because the German will remain loyal to Borussia Dortmund, who took him in as a Bayern Munich reject.
Thiago Silva could be signed if Barça are foolish enough to disregard financial stability i.e. submit a €40 million bid for the world-class Brazilian.
Javi Martínez has been solid at the back but by his own admission, but he’s not worth €40 million.
Here are 10 realistic centre-back options for Barça.