With Spanish giants FC Barcelona experiencing a mini-crisis in LaLiga, here are eight players who have been linked with a move to the Blaugrana recently, including a Manchester United superstar.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have dropped to second in LaLiga after going four successive games without a win. Reports suggest that Barcelona could be active in the January transfer window in a bid to add some more quality and fresh legs to their ageing squad.
Paul Pogba remains heavily linked with the Catalan giants after reportedly falling out with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. Barca are understood to be monitoring the situation and could pounce for the midfielder if he decides to quit United.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is also still believed to be on the radar of the LaLiga side, who were very keen on signing him in the recent window, according to Marca. The 23-year-old’s current contract expires in June, and he could either sign a pre-deal with an interested party in January, or be available for a cheap transfer that month.
Up front, Krzysztof Piatek, who is currently Europe’s leading goalscorer, has been linked with a move to the Spanish side. Barca are apparently looking for a long-term replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez, but according to Mundo Deportivo, the 23-year-old’s club Genoa have reportedly slapped a £43.8 million (R829 million) price tag on the attacker, who is also being chased by Manchester City, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund.
Ajax Amsterdam duo Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, who impressed in the Netherlands’ 3-0 win over Germany on the weekend, are also high on Barca’s reported wish list.
To see some other names the Blaugrana could go after in the next transfer window, click through the gallery above!