the departure of De Jong, a golden opportunity for Xavi?

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Like this winter, Barça will be one of the big players in the transfer market. Six months after bringing back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres or even Adama Traoré (in the form of a loan), the Blaugrana continue to aim high. Recently, Joan Laporta hinted at the signings of Franck Kessié (AC Milan) and Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), both players being free from their contracts at the end of June. But Xavi Hernandez does not intend to stop there, and could well take advantage of one or two departures of players to solidify his team. Among the most cited names, that of Frenkie de Jong, tracked all over Europe, in particular by Manchester City.

An exchange in the pipes?

And according to information from Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan technician could well try to repatriate a citizen in the case, in the person of Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese midfielder, capable of playing in the heart of the game as on a wing, has a profile that makes the former Barça player dream. Indeed, his versatility and his high-level experience make him a rare player, especially since he has never closed the door to a departure from the north of England. At 27, he is under contract until 2025 and his market value is 75 million euros, more or less the same situation as Frenkie de Jong, a little younger (24 years old) and with a contract until in 2026. What to promise still many rumors between the two clubs which had been able to agree for the departure of Ferran Torres this summer.

to summarize

Xavi Hernandez would like to recruit Gabriel Silva during the next transfer window at Manchester City, Frenkie De Jong could enter the balance of the transfer. Barca want to sign a world-class player to strengthen their squad.

Antoine Chirat

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