Barcelona are on the brink of strengthening

Barcelona are on the brink of strengthening

Xavi has brought Dani Alves back to Barcelona and wants to loan Sterling, Werner or Cavani.

Xavi's first week at Barcelona was already marked by a tough approach from the new coach. After he said goodbye to the physiotherapists brought in by Ronald Koeman and a fine to Ousmane Dembele for being three minutes late, the Spaniard began to work on strengthening the squad.

The club's management broke the piggy bank and scrapped 10 million euros for winter transfers. It is clear that dividends from the sale of current players, be it Riqui Puig, Luuk de Jong or Philippe Coutinho, may be added to this sum. But Xavi has already gone to an unprecedented strengthening, having taken in the 38-year-old Dani Alves.

This trick is not particularly clear to us, because Barça have enough veterans who are able to give experience to young people. The only plus in this is that Alves is a person who is remembered for his victories at the club and who left after that. He has not participated in the horror of recent years and will help motivate teammates. Although Dani has always been very useful in attack and can even play as a winger.

Given Barça's financial problems, the club is primarily considering the loan of footballers. With this option, Blaugrana are hoping to sign one of the three of Sterling, Cavani, Werner. The first one has lost his place in the main squad of Manchester City and comes mainly as a substitute. The second turned out to be a hostage of Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Manchester United, so he appears on the field less and less. A similar fate is with Werner, who was moved aside by Lukaku. But the German was also injured in October.

It is logical that Sterling is the most promising of these three. Cavani is already 34 years old, and Werner is extremely unstable in terms of implementation. But it would be foolish for City to give their footballer on loan, because his price tag at Transfermarkt is 90 million euros.

Another thing is that with the loss of playing practice, the guy will lose his shape before the World Cup and he needs to play. Even if in a Barcelona that needs restructuring. But with the arrival of Sterling, the Catalans will clearly need a forward, given Aguero's illness. Therefore, the arrival of Cavani also looks extremely reasonable, although it will once again emphasize the absurdity of the departure of Luis Suarez.