Barcelona is looking to add more depth to their squad before the end of the summer transfer window.
Barcelona Manager Ernesto Valverde is hopeful to make another signing after hijacking the deal for Malcom this week for 41 million euros. Valverde claims that Malcom won’t likely be the last player to grace the Camp Nou stadium this summer and there is a chance for another signing before the end of the transfer window.
Barcelona has already signed Arthur Melo and Clement Lenglet before completing the deal for Bordeaux youngster Malcom. However, La Liga champions are looking to add depth in the midfield after the departure of Iniesta last season. Barcelona is targeting PSG star Adrien Rabiot to strengthen their squad. Valverde himself claims that his squad need more strengthening before the start of new season.
Valverde opens about his plans in the news conference at UCLA, where Barca trained on Friday before there match against Tottenham in Internation Cup game at the Rose Bowl. He said,“We’re open to any possibility,”.
Ernesto Valverde wants to add some depth in his midfield after the departure of some big names with the likes of Iniesta and Paulinho last season. “It’s true that we’ve had some big departures in midfield [Andres Iniesta and Paulinho], so it’s likely that we will make more signings. We will try to build the most competitive squad possible, keeping in mind the fact that Andres and Paulinho have left.”
Andreas Iniesta is one of the key members of the Barcelona first team and often curate the win for the Barcelona team. He is instrumental in some of their biggest win in the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona has invested more than 400 million euros after the departure of Neymar and it seems like there is no stopping them as numbers of key members of Barcelona first teams are departing due to transfer or Retirement.
Barcelona is going through the phase of transition as the number of their key members left the club since last two season. Barcelona almost spent 400 million euros for the replacement of Neymar.
So with the departure of Iniesta and Paulinho, the midfield of Barcelona looks shaky and need Strengthening. Barcelona may need one or two more signing in the midfield region to add depth to their squad. Barcelona till now has signed young players and need the experienced player to balance the squad.