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Aubameyang, Alves, Torres, Traore – Barcelona fans in love with January transfer window

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Following the culmination of the January transfer window on Monday, the atmosphere around Camp Nou has livened up.

Heading into the mid-season trading period, there were a lot of reservations among Barcelona supporters over how the club would go about signing new players due to financial situation and the salary cap rules.

But, Joan Laporta, Mateu Alemany & co. have managed to get some top signings on board to bolster Xavi Hernandez’s squad, to set the team up for a strong push in the second half of the 2021/22 campaign.

While Dani Alves had been signed in November last year, Barça were successfully able to register the Brazilian defender, who has hit the ground running already.

The Catalans also sealed the signing of top target Ferran Torres from Manchester City, who has made a notable impact in a short time as well.

The Blaugrana had some difficulties registering the Spanish international, but they found a way to do it by convincing Samuel Umtiti to sign a new contract with reduced terms.

The offloading of Philippe Coutinho, on loan to Aston Villa, was also a major positive for the Catalan giants, as they got rid of his massive wages. The club were also able to get rid of Yusuf Demir, who had fallen out of favour.

The last week of the transfer window saw Barcelona bring Adama Traore back to the club from Wolves on a loan deal until the end of the season with an option to make the transfer permanent. The Spaniard adds that extra bit of oomph to the attacking unit.

The deadline day was a total roller-coaster for the supporters as they waited with bated breath for Barcelona to bring in new faces, which they ultimately did, agreeing a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer.

Xavi was desperate to sign a new No. 9 and in Aubameyang, the La Liga giants have gotten a top-quality striker for no transfer fee and minimal wages. Inaki Pena was sent out on loan, which will help the goalkeeper gain valuable first-team experience, which is another positive.

There were a couple of disappointments during the window – the failure to offload Ousmane Dembele being one, while Barça could have done with signing a new left-back as well.

Nonetheless, the signing of Alves, Torres, Traore and Aubameyang make for a largely positive and successful January transfer window for Barcelona.

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