The revolution in Barcelona, Joan Laporta’s next step is to renew Leo Messi, one of the club’s president’s primary priorities. However, the Catalans continue with the survey of players for the next one, where they have among their important options the search for a central defender who can cover the hypothetical and desired departure of the Frenchman Samuel Umtiti.
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Two of the most desired names both by the board that Laporta commands and by Koeman’s coaching staff to meet this goal are the Juventus defender, de Ligt, as well as the Spanish from Manchester City Laporte, however, the possible signing of both central defenders would have been discarded definitively at least for the next season.
? Barça cannot assume the arrival of either of them and in case of making an effort they have other priorities
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The signing of either of the two defenders would represent a millionaire investment that the club cannot assume right now since it has not managed to discard the discards and in case of having a budget to go for a millionaire signing, Koeman’s team would have the goal of strengthening other areas before the central, such as the midfield, which is currently weak after losing on the road to Wijnaldum and the division between Ronald and the Bosnian Pjánic.