Very calm so far, the transfer window of FC Barcelona should come alive in the coming days. Xavi would have in mind a very specific idea of ​​the team he would like to lead in 2022-2023.

The arms race is launched in La Liga. If Real Madrid has already made good progress in its recruitment with the arrival of Aurélien Tchouameni, for 80 million euros from Monaco, and Antonio Rüdiger, who arrives free from Chelsea, it is calm for the moment at the FC Barcelona. But the Catalan club should quickly formalize two signatures, announced for several weeks: Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, who were respectively out of contract with the Blues and AC Milan.

Read also: Mané gives Barca a boost

Two reinforcements which should not be the only ones. According to Javi Miguel, journalist for AS, other names are circulating at Barça. To start with Robert Lewandowski. The Blaugrana leaders would be confident about the arrival of the Polish striker, who does not wish to stay at Bayern Munich, before July 11. The other avenues mentioned would lead to Bernardo Silva and Rafinha, which would give the FCB a completely different face to the recovery. Here is the eleven that Xavi would dream of for the 2022-2023 financial year.

▪ Goalkeeper and defenders

No change planned for the goalkeeper position, where Marc-Andre ter Stegen is not threatened. In defense, on the other hand, a lot of things should change. In the right lane, Xavi would still like to attract Cesar Azpilicueta, who would be interested but Chelsea are holding back for now. Marcos Alonso, who also plays for the Blues, would also be one of the targets of the Catalan technician who, in the axis, would put pressure on his leaders to enlist Jules Kounde.

Problem, the French defender has a fairly high price, Sevilla FC hoping for at least 60 million euros, and Barça’s finances are not stretchable. Everything could therefore be unlocked if good sales materialize. In case of failure on these different files, Xavi has other solutions internally with Ronald Araujo and so soon Andreas Christensen. As for Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto, they would obviously also enter the rotation.

▪ Midfielders

In the midfield, coach azulgrana was already not to be pitied before this summer transfer window. It could be even less in a few weeks. In front of the defense, his preference would always go to the experienced Sergio Busquets but the more than likely arrival of Franck Kessié should create fierce competition for this position because the Ivorian international, considered a safe bet in Europe, will certainly not be satisfied with a role of understudy in Catalonia.

At the creation, Pedri will no doubt be strengthened and perhaps even made more accountable. Xavi would like to associate it with Bernardo Silva but the case will be difficult to complete insofar as Manchester City would claim 80 million euros. The possible departure of Frenkie de Jong, closely followed by Manchester United, could allow FCB to make a good offer to Skyblues. The promising Gavi and Nico will also have their say in this game sector.

▪ Forwards

Offensively, Barça have solid arguments with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres and Memphis Depay. But in the mind of the Catalan coach, none of them will start next season. Xavi would actually plan to raise Ansu Fati on the left and would like to engage the services of Raphinha to animate the right wing. A complex file because the Brazilian from Leeds is very courted, especially in England where Arsenal would be in the ranks.

At the peak, everything converges for an arrival of Robert Lewandowski. The European Golden Shoe no longer wants to play at Bayern Munich, the German team has already replaced him by finalizing the signing of Sadio Mané on Wednesday, and he would dream of playing at FCB, which he martyred so much in the League champions in recent seasons, for what will undoubtedly be his last big challenge. It is now up to the two clubs to agree on a transfer fee…

Read also:
Bernardo Silva at Barca? Laporta starts the rumor
What Barca offer for Lewandowski
Barça, news for Raphinha