Barcelona’s Transfer Targets – Ambitious or Reactionary?

Barcelona’s transfer targets look to revamp their squad. They are eyeing three Chelsea players – Christian Pulisic, Antonio Rüdiger and César Azpilicueta.

Barcelona’s Transfer Targets Aim to Re Energise Squad

Xavi Looking At Fresh Faces

Under their legendary footballer and new boss Xavi, Barcelona seem to be attempting an overhaul. They are aiming to sell Frenkie De Jong, Sergiño Dest and Marc-André ter Stegen in the upcoming transfer window. Of late they are also rumoured to be targeting three Chelsea players according to Mundo Deportivo.

Transfer targets

Spanish veteran and Chelsea skipper César Azpilicueta, winger and attacking midfielder Christian Pulisic and German center-back Antonio Rüdiger. Azpilicueta has been one of Thomas Tuchel‘s most important players. Rejuvenated in the twilight of his career. Azpilicueta can comfortably play in multiple positions. He can be deployed as a right-back, left-back and center-back position owing to his tactical soundness and versatility. Christian Pulisic only 23 years of age has proven to be a prolific winger. A valuable addition to the Chelsea squad however currently down with an ankle injury. While Antonio Rüdiger is at the peak of his career, currently positioned as one of the best center-backs in world football. The Chelsea trio with the right system can definitely prove to be vital for Barcelona. They look to get Pulisic in the winter transfer window while the other two being season-end transfer targets.

Barcelona’s Current Scenario Looks Bleak

FC Barcelona are positioned 8th in La Liga 2021/22 with 16 games played. This is historically one of their worst seasons. The last time they finished in a worse position was back in the 1941/42 season where they finished 12th in the league. There have been only three occasions in the club’s history where they finished in a worse position- 1933/34, 1939/40 and 1941/42. They are out of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League after finishing third in the group stage. Demoted to the UEFA Europa League, a competition they will be playing for the first time since the 2003/04 season. Barcelona are on course of having one of their absolute appalling seasons in the club’s history. Owing to their glorious recent past, this is likely FC Barcelona’s worst phase- performance wise and structurally.

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