In perhaps an unsurprisingly quiet transfer market, new FC Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova waits patiently to complete his squad. With Barça beginning their preseason campaign this week against HSV, time is slowly running out for the Catalan giants.
Despite only falling at the final hurdle in their last campaign, Barça’s depth was at times exposed. With defence being the main focus of criticism, it comes as little surprise that the Catalans have been linked with a spate of world-class defenders.
In his first official press conference as manager, Vilanova ruled out the possibility of signing a forward and spoke of his desire to sign a versatile centre-back.
Athletic Bilbao’s Javi Martínez has been at the centre of rumours in recent weeks, but Barça should steer clear of the versatile Basque for more reasons than one.
Here are five moves Barça should consider.
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