Barcelona are going through difficult days, but it does not bother the management to think about the future, which is relatively close, which implies a winter transfer period. Coach Ronald Koeman, on a wave of unconvincing results in the championship and catastrophic in the Champions League, is constantly being replaced by the media, and whether the Dutchman remains coach until January, or someone else takes over the bench, the Catalans are determined to strengthen the team's offensive line.
Barca wanted to sign Dani Olmo, so they could calm down their fans with the last transfer window, they wanted to agree on personal conditions with the former member of La Masia, but the financial situation in the club did not allow the demands of RB Leipzig to be met.
He is certainly the first wish, but Mundo Deportivo claims that the arrival of Rahim Sterling is possible, who was also in the thoughts of the club from Camp Nou this summer. The England international does not seem overjoyed in Manchester City.
Since the arrival of Jack Grealish, the most expensive player in the history of English football has lost his standard place in the team. Out of seven appearances in the Premier League, he was only in the starting lineup twice, while in the Champions League he entered from the bench against Leipzig, and started the duel with Paris Saint-Germain, which ended in the 78th minute.
Epilogue, only one goal in all competitions. Sterling has a contract until 2023, and the upcoming transfer period is the best chance for the Citizens to earn decent money on him. Barcelona has prepared 70,000,000 euros for Dani Olmo(release clause of the offensive midfielder 75,000,000), so it is hard to imagine that in the same transfer period, they could explode so strongly, and attack both offensive players.
But the fact is that one would have to sign because Ousmane Dembele and Aguero are constantly injured, Ansu Fati also cannot give a health guarantee, and after the departures of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, only Luuk de Jong arrived, an experienced Dutchman who last season did not play football in Seville either.
If Olmo, or Sterling, arrives at Camp Nou in a few months, the question arises as to what will be left for the reinforcements on defense that are, de facto, necessary. The backline seems quite fragile - in La Liga, they receive a goal per match.
In the Champions League, Bayern and Benfica packed six of them together. So, even a top central defender should be an imperative, and it would be difficult for Barca to pay that much money.