FC Barcelona Signing Sergio Aguero or Edinson Cavani This Summer?
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According to the reports, "Kun" Aguero is unhappy in England. In December, The Mirror reported that Sergio's spirits where down in England and that he was upset at the locker room unrest.
Kun's friendship with Lionel Messi could come into play as well. The friends have a solid on-the-pitch chemistry when they play on the Argentine National Team together, and Sergio could demand that he be sold to Barcelona.
A report from thisdaylive.com says that Aguero could cost any team looking for his services around €45 million.
Sergio Aguero has been on Real Madrid's radar for a while as well.
While the Spanish media are buzzing about Aguero to Barça, Culés should not be buzzing about this rumor.
To start, it's obvious that offense is not Barcelona's weakness. Defense is the weakness of this team, and it will more than likely get the attention of Sandro Rosell this summer.
Don't forget that Barcelona may look to purchase Victor Valdes' replacement this summer as well.
The only player on offense that will get consideration to come to FC Barcelona this summer is Neymar. I don't know if it will happen this summer, but I do believe the Brazilian will eventually end up at Barcelona.
I just can't imagine Sandro Rosell shelling out money for any other winger not named Neymar.
I also don't see Man City getting rid of Aguero. He's arguably the most important player on that team.
Barcelona will certainly look for defensive help this summer. Although they have good, young center-backs like Marc Bartra and Marc Muniesa, look for Barcelona to make a push for Mats Hummels this summer.
Cavani at the Camp Nou?
We’re talking about two great clubs, among the best in the world, so obviously one can be attracted to them. Simply naming them can raise tensions. I honestly don’t know if there are good possibilities of going to one or the other.
Cavani did also state that he's only focused on helping Napoli win the Scudetto.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Cavani's release clause with Napoli is €63 million.
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As great a player that Edinson Cavani is, and as great of an addition he'd be to Barcelona, I don't see him coming to the Camp Nou any time soon for the same reasons previously stated about Sergio Aguero's rumored run toward Barcelona. The Catalans don't need Cavani, and his release clause is very high.
Even if both Aguero and Cavani demanded their clubs to transfer them to Barcelona, there would be a better chance of Kun Aguero coming to Barcelona than Cavani—in part because of Kun's friendship with Messi.
But let's not forget, Sandro Rosell only wants one winger: Neymar.
Don't expect Barcelona to make any run at Edinson Cavani.
However, do expect Real Madrid to consider Cavani if they cannot secure Radamel Falcao's services this summer.
The Cloudy Futures of Cuenca, Afellay and Sanchez at Barcelona
One factor that will play a part in Barcelona's summer spending—or non-spending—will be decided on what to do with Isaac Cuenca, Ibrahim Afellay and Alexis Sanchez.
Cuenca was recently sent on loan to Ajax for the remainder of the season. Ibrahim Afellay will return to Barcelona from his loan deal with Schalke 04 once the season ends. Out of both players, Afellay is more than likely the player to be sold, but don't be surprised if Cuenca goes as well.
As far as Sanchez, the Chilean has—to this point—been a disappointment for el blaugrana.
Alexis finally scored his first Liga goal this past Sunday against Getafe.
Barcelona paid €26 million plus bonuses for Alexis back in July 2011. Since then, Sanchez's play has not merited his transfer cost.
If Alexis Sanchez does not step it up in goals, or at least playmaking ability, through the rest of the 2012-13 season, it's very possible Alexis could be sent out on loan next season. Juventus were reportedly (via Marca.com) interested in Sanchez's services a few months ago. Perhaps a return to Italian football is the best thing for Sanchez.
Alexis has had many chances to redeem himself, but he has failed every time. He's essentially become a joke for many fans. As much as I want to see Alexis succeed at Barcelona, he may just need to leave to gain the confidence he used to have.
If someone were to ask me if I had to choose between Afellay or Sanchez for Barça's 2013-14 roster, I may just go with Ibrahim Afellay. He's more confident and has had a good season in Germany. I'd take Cuenca on my roster over Sanchez as well.
Sorry, Alexis. It's business, it's nothing personal.
There are many decisions to be made by Sandro Rosell and the FC Barcelona club officials for this summer.
We're still a while away from the summer transfer window.
But as you know, in football, it's never too early for fans and the media to start talking about transfers.
Which winger should Barcelona keep in 2013-14?
Xoel, The Voice of FC Barcelona
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