The January transfer window is over and Barcelona have strengthened their attack significantly in the last month.
Barcelona will be back in action this Sunday when they hold Atlético Madrid in the climactic encounter in La Liga at Camp Nou. The Catalan side are currently fifth in the table but will be looking to get back into the title race after making some big moves in the January transfer window.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top Barcelona related stories from February 5, 2021
Barcelona are eyeing Andrey Santos
Joan Laporta has had a new focus on youth development in Barcelona. Based on SPORT, the Catalan team is considering recruiting young Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos. The 17-year-old plays for Vasco da Gama and is considered by many to be an extraordinary talent.
He has a €30m release clause but Barcelona are thinking about making a €7m bid. Santos has represented Brazil in many age groups and is expected to soon be called up to the senior team.
With Sergio Busquets entering the twilight of his career, Barcelona need to find a long-term solution in the defensive midfield position.
Memphis Depay was sidelined in the match against Atletico Madrid
Barcelona have been dealt a major blow to the injury front ahead of their climactic clash with Atletico Madrid on Sunday. The Catalan team can go first Rojiblancos and won 4th place on the leaderboard.
Barcelona has a long list of injuries and Memphis Depay is the latest addition to it. Follow reportThe Dutchman has not returned from the international break and will not be available for Sunday’s match.
But after strengthening their attack strongly in January, the Catalan side still have players like Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to invite.
Barcelona close to signing Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta
The Chelsea Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azplicueta will become free agents this summer. Due to Barcelona’s financial troubles, they have been actively scouring the free agency market for potential signings.
SPORT claim Barcelona have reached an agreement with Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer in the summer. The Spaniard will only extend his contract with Chelsea if they offer him a deal lasting more than a year.
However, the Blues are not willing to offer him a long-term contract as he is already in his 30s. A report also claims that Barcelona are also getting closer to reaching an agreement with Andreas Christensen.
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