The Barcelona side are not done with transfers this summer as they will look to sign left and right backs before the end of the transfer window which is on Thursday. These two positions are the main priorities of coach Xavi Hernandez.
Sport reports that the Catalans’ targets are Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Meunier and Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso. At the same time, they continue to work on outgoing transfers at Camp Nou.
Of the two names, the operation to attract Alonso is in an advanced phase. On Tuesday morning, there was a meeting between Matteo Alemani and Raul Verdu of the Lian sports agency, who is the agent of both Alonso and Miralem Pjanic. The Spaniard has been training individually for days in anticipation of his transfer to Barca, but it will not become a reality unless some of the Catalans’ current players leave.
The key to this is Aubameyang. The transfer of the Gabonese to Chelsea seems close, unlike Memphis Depay, in whom clubs are losing interest due to his high financial demands.
The Javier Gallán option is also sitting on the table at the Camp Nou as he will command a significantly lower salary and also, being younger (27 years old) he can be sold in the future for serious money. unlike Marcos Alonso.
The situation with the right back is more complicated. Meunier from Dortmund has been the main focus in recent hours. Juan Foyt’s injury has halted plans to sign him, but the club have not yet ruled out the option of Hector Beyerrin, who was part of the La Masia academy.
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