Barcelona will reportedly announce a new striker in the January 2022 transfer market in the near future. However, it is not known exactly who the player in question is.
Although it is common knowledge that the club’s finances are in bad shape, Barcelona are ‘desperate’ to recruit Ferran Torres from Manchester United. Team management also shows no signs of stopping to bring in more players.
Barcelona have also received the services of Dani Alves on a free transfer. Quoted from Forbes , the Blaugrana are ready to add players before January 31, 2022.
In the report, it is stated that Barcelona will return Luuk de Jong to Sevilla. The Dutch striker is on loan and was supposed to stay until the end of the season.
Based on the Once reported, Barcelona president , Joan Laporta, will immediately repatriate De Jong and recruit a new striker. Who is meant?
Until this news came down, it was not known for sure which striker Barcelona would bring. One clue that there is that he is a player who completes the atmosphere of the Spanish League .
With that pointer, one name that emerged was Alvaro Morata. Incidentally, since the beginning of this month the Juventus striker has been linked with Barcelona.
What is clear, Barcelona’s finances are quite relieved after loaning Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti. Word got out that Sergino Dest and Neto would also follow.
Sergino Dest is said to be going to Chelsea to provide competition with Reece James, whose performance has been erratic.
Spanish League: Barcelona fans make hashtags, ask for captain Sergio Busquets to be reserved
Barcelona fans have asked club captain Sergio Busquets to be substituted after his horror performance against Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Supercopa de Espana or Spanish Super Cup.
The 33-year-old was at fault for Real Madrid’s opener. Sergio Busquets made a mistake so Vinicius Jr quickly took advantage of the space to put his team ahead.
Maybe age speaks for itself, but the club captain hasn’t performed well this season. For someone known for his dexterous touch and perfect passing, the return of nine missed passes during the game was far from his usual standard.
In 19 La Liga games, Busquets averaged 0.4 touch misses. Furthermore, he averaged 1.6 fouls per game.
Reacting to his subpar return, Barcelona fans asked Xavi to leave Sergio Busquets on the bench and use Frenkie de Jong as a defensive midfielder.
Time for Frenkie De Jong premiere,” wrote one user on Twitter.
“Anyone who refuses Paris, Manchester City and Bayern Munich to fulfill his dream at Barcelona, at least deserves a chance in his favorite position,” wrote another referring to Frenkie De Jong.
“I love Sergio Busquets with all my heart but he is no longer the same player, replace him with Frenkie and let him pass the ball,” wrote another Barcelona supporter.
Next De Jong?
Even though statistically, he is no better than Busquets (1.5 missed touches per 90 minutes).
All good things have finally found their way, and perhaps it’s time for Barcelona to move on from someone who was important in the past but is now more of an obligation in the middle of the pitch.