Barcelona needs new players and they will definitely be there in the summer, but maybe not in the price range and volume that characterized them in previous seasons. Lionel Messi almost conditioned the new president of the club, Joan Laporta, that it is necessary for the Catalans to seriously strengthen in order for one of the best football players of all time to stay at the Camp Nou.
It is clear to everyone that Barcelona needs the fresh blood of a big football beast, such as Neymar's return, but until the bomb explodes in Catalonia, ie while waiting for the arrival of Memphis Depay without any invested euros, replacements for the current Sergio Busquets are being considered- On the radar of the giant who is expecting a hellish fight for the title with Atletico and Real Madrid in the last four rounds, there are three talented midfielders, including one teenager - Eduardo Camavinga, Manuel Locatelli, and Mikel Merino.
Camavinga, Locatelli, Merino
Barcelona will ask for players in the midfield, and the youngest of them is 18-year-old Camavinga, a French child who has already managed to record three appearances and one goal for the France national team.
He is a guy whose qualities are extremely appreciated by Zinedine Zidane and who has so far been mostly in the orbit of Real Madrid. With top ball control, speed, and physical predispositions, the price will not be small, although Camavinga is entering the last year of his contract in the summer.
A cheaper acquisition would be Manuel Locatelli. Lionel Messi almost conditioned the new president of the club, Joan Laporta, that it is necessary for the Catalans to seriously strengthen in order for one of the best football players of all time to stay at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona has been following him for two years. At the age of 23, he is still very young, although he has been on the big stage for a long time. He started with Milan, where he experienced big disappointment after he was told that he was redundant.
The national player of Italy (nine appearances, one goal) found happiness in Sassuolo, and with quality games under the baton of the talented Roberto de Zerbi, he earned the interest of Manchester City, Juventus, and Inter, and his price is around 40,000,000 euros.
And finally, Mikel Merino is perhaps the least realistic option. He is a central midfielder, but in his case, the problem is the exit clause of 60,000,000 euros, which will increase to 65,000,000 in a year. By the way, this is another member of the national team who is defending the colors of Spain under the leadership of Luis Enrique.