The club coached by Xavi is said to be interested in César Azpilicueta, who is coming to the end of his contract with Chelsea.
the FC Barcelona begins a long phase of reconstruction. After the departure of Ronald Koeman and the arrival of Xavi on the Blaugrana bench, the Catalan club will be able to tackle its transfer window and its first team.
And one of the areas to attack is the defensive sector. Barça concedes a lot of goals and badly needs to find a defensive solidity. To do this, the club leaders would look at a holder to Chelsea if we believe the information ofESPN, in the person of César Azpilicueta. The 32-year-old Spanish defender is out of contract in June 2022 and does not appear to be on his way to extend with the reigning European champion, whom he joined 9 years ago. If no extension is signed by then, he will be free to negotiate with another club from January 1, 2022.
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If the Barcelona project wants to be built around young people such as Pedri, The fate and Gavi, the defense lacks experienced players to support Eric Garcia, Mingueza or Araujo. The arrival of the former Marseillais in Catalonia would therefore be an opportunity to recruit an experienced high-level player while carrying out a good financial operation, because the club’s coffers are not currently at their best.
The London club for its part has already started looking for a central defender to compensate for the possible departures of players at the end of their contract (Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen), notably targeting the Hungarian defender Attila Szalai.