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Barcelona Transfer Rumours: 8 Targets That Could Promise Another Euro Title

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIJune 13, 2011

Barcelona Transfer Rumours: 8 Targets That Could Promise Another Euro Title

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    BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 29:  FC Barcelona players pose with the La Liga Tropy and the UEFA Champions League trophy during the celebrations after winning the UEFA Champions League Final against Manchester United at Camp Nou Stadium on May 29, 2011 in Barcel
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    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.

Gael Clichy

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 01:  Gael Clichy of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 1, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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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.

Iker Muniain

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    BILBAO, SPAIN - JANUARY 05:  Iker Muniain of Athletic Bilbao controls the ball during the round of last 16 Copa del Rey second leg match between Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona at Estadio de San Mames on January 5, 2011 in Bilbao, Spain. The match ended
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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.

Alexis Sanchez

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    LECCE, ITALY - APRIL 03:  Alexis Sanchez of Udinese during the Serie A match between US Lecce and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Via del Mare on April 3, 2011 in Lecce, Italy.  (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)
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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.

Giuseppe Rossi

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    VILLARREAL, SPAIN - MARCH 17:  Giuseppe Rossi of Villarreal runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg match between Villarreal and Bayer Leverkusen at El Madrigal stadium on March 17, 2011 in Villarreal, Spain.  (Photo by Man
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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.

Eden Hazard

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    LA CORUNA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 05:  Eden Hazard of Belgium controls the ball during the Group 5 FIFA2010 World Cup Qualifier match between Spain and Belgium at the Riazor stadium on September 5, 2009 in La Coruna, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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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.

Jan Vertonghen

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 23: Jan Vertonghen of Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between AFC Ajax and Real Madrid at the Ajax Arena on November 23, 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Im
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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.

Sergio Aguero

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    MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26:  Sergio Aguero of Atletico Madrid waves to his bench during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Real Zaragoza at the Vicente Calderon stadium on September 26, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Imag
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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.

Cesc Fabregas

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    MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 12:  Pepe Reina and Carles Puyol of Spanish national football team put on a shirt of FC Barcelona to Cesc Fabregas during the Spanish team's victory parade following their victory over the Netherlands in the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Jul
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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.

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