Barcelona Transfer News Roundup: Xavi prioritizes the signing of two players, Pep Guardiola discusses Bernardo Silva with Joan Laporta and more


Barcelona have been closely linked with fairly a number of world-class gamers this summer season and Xavi Hernandez needs the membership to make some signings quickly.

Barcelona completed second within the 2021-22 La Liga season. It was a largely forgettable marketing campaign for the Catalans. The board is now targeted and actively working behind the scenes to ship a profitable summer season switch window.

With out additional ado, let’s check out the highest tales involving Barcelona from 20 June 2022.

Pedri discusses what Xavi needs from midfielders

FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC - La Liga Santander
FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC – La Liga Santander

Barcelona at present have a fantastic set of midfielders. Along with the legendary Sergio Busquets, they’ve an array of gifted younger midfielders like Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Gavi and Nico Gonzalez.

Chatting with The Guardian, Pedri defined what the workforce’s supervisor Xavi, one of many biggest footballers of all time, expects from his midfielders. He stated:

“Xavi has a really clear thought, mannequin: he’s very clear about what every of us must do: the within midfielders must be between the strains, the ball moved from one aspect to the opposite.

“The issues he did when he performed – and it was spectacular watching him – he tries to inculcate in us. The interiores have to carry our place. When you get out of place, then while you lose the ball you possibly can’t press the best way it is advisable: you received’t get there. He additionally needs the interiores to show, face the opposition aim.”

Pedri went on to debate the identical in nice element. He added:

“He has to carry, entice, go away another person one-on-one: we all know he can face 5, six and clear them out. It’s a must to entice opponents, have the ability to go alone.

“It’s having confidence in your self. You don’t have time to assume however it’s trusting your capability, and you’ll inform while you don’t have that. It’s courageous, too, to be bodily sturdy, to take these dangers; that’s not simple both. But it surely’s a unique sort of bravery. In the midst of the pitch, when the sport’s at its worst, it’s a must to have the arrogance to ask for the ball and the belief to maintain it.

“Just lately, I feel there’s been a flip in the direction of the participant who runs greater than the participant who’s technical, who understands the sport. Soccer is changing into extra robotic however there are nonetheless those that break that rule. I nonetheless play to take pleasure in myself. I at all times do and that’s one of the best factor a footballer can do. When you’re having fun with it, you’re going to play a lot better.”

Pep Guardiola discusses potential Bernardo Silva switch with Barcelona president

Manchester City v Real Madrid Semi Final Leg One - UEFA Champions League
Manchester Metropolis v Actual Madrid Semi Ultimate Leg One – UEFA Champions League

Barcelona and Manchester City have agreed to play a pre-season pleasant on August 24 to boost consciousness for ALS. The charity match will likely be performed on the Camp Nou. Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola have been at a press convention to announce and talk about the upcoming pleasant.

On the press convention, Laporta requested Xavi if he’d convey Bernardo Silva to the Camp Nou for the pleasant. Silva has been closely linked with Barcelona however Guardiola has no intention of promoting him this summer season.

To Laporta’s query, Guardiola stated (through Barca Blaugranes):

“Bernardo and 10 extra.”

Pep responded, laughing, earlier than including:

“In the present day I feel he’ll proceed with us however I’ve at all times stated I don’t need gamers that don’t wish to be with us. However Bernardo is necessary and I feel he’ll keep.”

Pep Guardiola on Bernardo Silva and Barça curiosity: “As of as we speak, I feel Bernardo will proceed at Man Metropolis subsequent season – however as I at all times stated, I don’t wish to hold gamers which can be sad”. 🔵 #MCFCBernardo, ready for Barça as Xavi needs him – but additionally relies on de Jong.

Xavi prioritizes the signings of Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde

VfL Wolfsburg v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga
VfL Wolfsburg v FC Bayern München – Bundesliga

Barcelona just lately held an meeting vote to activate sure ‘financial levers’ to inject some funds into the membership. This was achieved to alleviate the monetary burden on the Catalans and assist them expedite their switch actions.

In line with Diario AS, Xavi Hernandez mentioned switch targets with Barcelona president Joan Laporta after the meeting vote. As per the report, the Barcelona coach needs Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde signed up on the earliest.

Lewandowski is pushing to go away Bayern Munich this summer season and has been closely linked with Barcelona. The 33-year-old striker has reportedly already agreed private phrases with the Catalans. Barcelona are reportedly set to make €50 million bid to Bayern Munich for him.

Signing Jules Kounde may show to be trickier. Sevilla worth him at round €80 million. As such, Barcelona are hoping to supply a participant in change in a bid to decrease the valuation.

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