Xavi pushes to have the right back he needs

Barça is running out of time. On September 1, the summer market will close and Xavi still does not have the right back that he claims to complete the defense. The list of candidates is getting shorter: Thomas Meunier (Dortmund, 30 years old), according to Mundo Deportivo, and Hector Bellerin (Arsenal, 27) now emerge as great candidates after the refusal of César Azpilicueta (Chelsea, 33) to come to the Camp Nou and the problems of hiring John Foyth (Villarreal, 24).

Nor does Xavi have the left-back (Mark Alonso is the chosen one) to inject more competition into Jordi Alba, who has lost the status of starter due to the emergence of the young Alejandro Balde. The technician waits for that specialist to arrive for the right flank of the rear.

First, the outputs

But you need before Mateu Germanydirector of football, unlock the exits of braitwhwaitewho wants to be the sole owner of his destiny, aubameyangif his departure to Chelsea materializes, memphisto whom Juventus has abruptly closed the door, Abdeintended by Valladolid, and of course, of destination.

Furthermore, there remains the case Pjanic. “She has convinced me, she stays with us,” he argued Xavi, who had chosen the Bosnian as a replacement for Busquets, but in the first three days he has not played a single minute. And that the Barça captain was sanctioned in Anoeta, but the coach previously chose Frenkie de Jong in that role of central midfielder.

The American winger is the only specialist on the right flank that Xavi has in the squad. But the technician does not have him. He has not even summoned him in the first three days choosing to improvise solutions in that area: Araujo played right-back against Rayo and Real Sociedad, a role entrusted to Koundé against Valladolid hours after it was registered in the League.

Azpilicueta’s decision to stay at Chelsea caused a hole in Barça, which is now looking for a solution at the last moment

“The club’s intention is to strengthen the position of right-back”, Xavi openly admitted last Saturday. But since then he has not arrived. Everything was agreed with Azpilicueta, the Chelsea captain. But then he did not have financial resources, especially in the lace of salary ‘fair play’ to sign him up.

And Foyth got injured

The Navarrese got tired of waiting, he called Xavi and Alemany to inform him that he was still at Stamford Bridge. The hole in the right wing of Barça was aggravated because the interest in the Argentine Juan Foyth did not materialize due to the high claims of Villarreal.

In addition, the defender has been injured and will be out for between eight and 10 weeks. In other words, the entire first part of the season, endangering his presence in the Qatar World Cup with the albiceleste team led by Scaloni.

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Therefore, the margin for Barça to find a definitive solution for a strategic position is exhausted. Xavi does not want to have to recycle Araujo and Koundé, destined to govern the axis of the rear, to that lateral demarcation, no matter how much it has the resource of Sergio Robertwhich has always appeared in the second part, offering a good performance, but with the added problem that it comes from being 10 months without competing regularly.

Hence the urgency of Xavi. Hence, the technician urges Germany to bring him a pure right back. Meunier (30 years old) fits into this portrait of an expert and professional defense, although Barça must resolve the problems against Dortmund, who do not want to accept his departure.


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