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FC Barcelona is aiming for the new Manchester City star

FC Barcelona is aiming for the new Manchester City star

Xavi requires reinforcements. Arriving during the 2021-22 season to replace Ronald Koeman, the Spanish coach will experience the first term of the summer transfer with the residents of Camp Nou. Invested, he works closely with his management, who aim to provide him with the recruits he wants. But the culés executives had a hard time finishing up at the moment. Bayern Munich close the door on Robert Lewandowski, the coach’s priority as number 9. In defense, Jules Koundé is getting closer to Chelsea while Napoli are asking for 40 million euros for Kalidou Koulibaly, whom President Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to extend.

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Finally, there is the case of Bernardo Silva. The name of the Portuguese has been circulating in Barça for some time now. His agent, Jorge Mendes, even met with the club’s thought leaders last week. But the Catalans face a big problem as Manchester City has praised the former Monaco player. To let it go, Skyblues want 94 million euros according Mundo Deportivo. A very high amount for Culés, who have financial worries and who can not put more than 70 million euros on the table.

Gundogan, plan B

Faced with the complexity of this operation, FC Barcelona decided to activate another runway. And the Spaniards are always on the side of Manchester City. According to information from dry SERCulés are following with interest Ilkay Gündogan. The author of 43 games in all competitions this season, including 32 as a starter, the German, already linked with Barça in the past, closed the season with a record of 7 assists and 10 goals, including 2 in the decisive match for the Premier League. League title against Aston Villas on May 22 (3-2 victory).

His approach to the game is highly valued by Xavi and Barça, who may have a better chance of closing the deal. Indeed, the 31-year-old’s contract will expire in June 2023. A great opportunity to catch him for Cules, who are betting on the fact that citizens want to recover the money. But at the end of the season, Pep Guardiola still said: “If he wants to leave, we do not know as a club. All the Twitter accounts that say he is leaving, I do not know. “Maybe you know more than I do … I want Ilkay Gündogan here next season.” Barça has been warned!

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