Despite the financial problems, Barcelona were actively making moves in the January transfer window.
The Catalan side beat Deportivo Alaves 1-0 last Saturday and are currently fifth in the Premier League. La Liga table. They’re navigating a busy time away from the pitch right now. The next few days will be crucial for Barcelona as they look to rearrange their squad and sell some dead wood.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top Barcelona related stories from January 29, 2022.
Adama Traore says he’s happy to be back in Barcelona
Adama Traore will join Barcelona from Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season. The 26-year-old player is the product of Barcelona’s famous training camp La Masia. Barcelona are believed to have a €30m option in the contract that they can use or not in the summer.
But now, Traore has been spotted going to a hospital in Barcelona for treatment before moving out. TV3 caught up with Traore and the player confirmed the move. He reports that:
“I am very happy to be back in Barcelona.”
Barcelona open talks to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Failing to make any breakthroughs in Alvaro Morata’s situation, Barcelona have now turned their focus to Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese international was recently stripped of the captaincy and is no longer considered irreplaceable at Emirates.
Based on OnzeTV, the Catalan team want to sign Aubameyang and Arsenal are ready to discount him. However, the 32-year-old is one of the Gunners’ highest earners and that could become a major obstacle in negotiations.
Barcelona are keen to sign him on loan until the end of the season. But Arsenal want the Catalan side to shoulder most of his salary, at least, if they part with him.
Barcelona joins race for Aurelian Tchouameni
Barcelona’s midfield has been a cause for concern for some time. Sergio Busquets is in the twilight of his career and lacks the experience of starting in the center of attack. Therefore, the Catalan team is looking to sign a midfielder.
Based on RMC SportBarcelona have entered the race to sign AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. The 22-year-old has had impressive performances for his club and the French national team in recent times. He is one of the most sought after young central midfielders in Europe.
Barcelona will face stiff competition from teams like Real Madrid, Manchester United, City of Manchester, Chelsea and Liverpool for Tchouameni. With so many European giants lined up waiting for him, AS Monaco will be happy to spark a war for the midfielder.
Reports suggest he could be available for 80 million euros at the ballpark.
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