Barcelona Transfer Rumours: 8 Targets That Could Promise Another Euro Title
FC Barcelona proved to be the best club team in Europe last season, beating Manchester United 3 – 1 in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium.
Barcelona may seem perfect, and teams envy their style of play across Europe. There is nothing that is perfect, however, and Pep Guardiola can bring in pieces that will strengthen the Barcelona squad.
There is only one thing that will make Pep Guardiola’s work in the transfer market hard—he is only being given 45 million euros as his transfer budget.
Barcelona is working on breaking down the debt that is facing the club. Guardiola will only have 45m euros, and unless he sells players to raise his own funds, he will not have any more room to work.
These eight players are potential signings that will help to guarantee Pep Guardiola and Barcelona another European title.
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Gael Clichy is most likely leaving Arsenal. He is a top player that will be vying for Champions League football next year, and he will get it.
Clichy is an interesting player that is one of the few defensive players linked to Barcelona this summer.
He fits the mold of the team because he is a hard worker who has amazing stamina. He can overlap from the left back position and get into the attack.
He will add another dimension to Barcelona's possession-oriented team because he can break down the opposing team with his stamina. He will last the game and get into the attack when needed.
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Iker Muniain is the kid who set the record for being the youngest player ever to score in the Spanish Primera division.
He is a very young player who is full of raw talent, which is a big reason why Pep Guardiola and Barcelona would think very hard about buying him.
He will be molded and learn to play the most attractive football in the world.
He is an attack-minded player who can play as a forward and a winger.
Playing behind the likes of David Villa, Pedro Rodriguez, and Lionel Messi will help him grow, and his promise will come to fruition with Barcelona.
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Udinese overachieved by many people's standards, finishing fourth in Serie A last season.
A huge reason that they were able to obtain such success is Alexis Sanchez, their Chilean forward.
After his great season, he has drawn the attention of a lot of large clubs across Europe, including Barcelona.
Sanchez is a player that Udinese will have to keep if they want to make waves in the Champions League, but they may not be able to stop bigger European clubs from tempting Sanchez away.
Sanchez would be a great addition to Barcelona because of his versatility. He can play as a winger on the right and left side, as a forward, and as a central midfielder.
This will make him a good fit for Pep Guardiola and his system.
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Giuseppe Rossi, the young Italian-American striker who plays for Villareal, has drawn a lot of attention from big European sides with his outstanding season.
He is a talented goal scorer who can hold the ball up and start the attack or be creative and make chances for himself.
He is most likely to move to Italy if he is going to leave Villareal. This move would help him gain more opportunities with the Italian National Team.
Barcelona has not been discouraged, though, by these comments. They have still been linked in the press to Rossi.
Goals, plain and simple, are what Rossi truly adds to the table. They are the most coveted thing in football.
Rossi is a young, talented player who is a proven goal scorer in La Liga, and this is what makes Barcelona want to go after the Yellow Submarine’s striker.
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Eden Hazard plays for Lille in France, which is a small club that qualified for the Champions League much like Alexis Sanchez’s Udinese.
Hazard will be vital to Lille having a chance in the Champions League, but big European teams have been linked to him in many transfer windows recently.
Eden Hazard is a creative player that links up well with his teammates, and this will be a strength of his when entering into Barcelona’s system.
Hazard can be suspect on defense at times. This will be something that Pep Guardiola has to help him with if he is able to get him.
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Jan Vertonghen is the highly-rated young Ajax defender.
Along with Gael Clichy, Vertonghen is one of the only defensive players linked with Barcelona.
He is a prospect that Barcelona would want to get because he can play as a left back, center back, and center defensive midfielder.
He is a player that is versatile but also is knowledgeable about defensive positioning on the field, which helps him cover for other players around him.
He is a player that would be a future star for Barcelona if they could land the young Ajax player.
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Sergio Aguero is a player that is very likely to be on the move this summer.
Atletico Madrid will not be keeping him, and the El Clasico rivals are both vying for his services.
Real Madrid may seem like they are more likely to land Aguero, but Barcelona would love the chance to get him, and will be trying also.
Aguero is an athletic striker who will fit into any team he goes to, but he would fit best with Barcelona.
Aguero, when playing with Argentina, has been playing a Barcelona type of style under coach Sergio Batista.
He would be able to fit in, and also be able to link up with his international teammate, Lionel Messi, with Barcelona.
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Cesc Fabregas, the Arsenal captain, has been suspected to be moving away from the Emirates sometime in the near future.
The move to Barcelona is one that he would love, and Barcelona would enjoy just as much.
The Barcelona players have spoken in the media about how they have wanted him at Camp Nou.
Some of his teammates with Spain even forced him into a Barcelona jersey after winning the World Cup last summer.
Fabregas will be the heir to Xavi Hernandez. Xavi has a few more years to go, but will be stepping down at some point, and Fabregas will step in and pair with Andres Iniesta in the center of the pitch.