As we approach the final phase of the campaign, Barcelona have stepped up their efforts in the market, with the club determined to strengthen their ranks ahead of the new season.
According to Javi Miguel, one of the club’s priorities is to reinforce the attacking department, which has lacked inspiration sometimes, especially in cup competitions. With that in mind, Barcelona could sign up four attackers in the coming summer.
Lionel Messi is the obvious one on this list. With Barça set to hold talks with La Liga over the feasibility of sanctioning a move for the Argentine, Messi, by all means, appear to be the priority target for the club in the coming summer.
But apart from the little magician, the Catalans are also interested in the services of Vitor Roque. The Brazilian international has been identified as a strategic target for the club as they look to find a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski.
Valued at €50 million, Barcelona have appeared reluctant in meeting the youngster’s hefty price-tag. But they have a good relationship with the player and are open to finding economic solutions to facilitate the transfer.
Another player in contention to join is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Chelsea forward has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge and everything indicates that he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Aubameyang spent a short spell in Barcelona and is willing to return to the city. He is even prepared to settle for the lowest salary slab. Aubameyang, therefore, could be a very reasonable option for Barcelona.
Finally, it is Yannick Carrasco Barça are targeting in order to reinforce their flanks, especially with Ansu Fati being linked with a move away from Camp Nou.
Carrasco’s contract at Atleti is set to expire in 2024, so the Belgian is unlikely to cost a fortune. But with the club also targeting Messi, Aubameyang and Vitor Roque, it will be interesting to see whether or not the experienced attacker comes to Camp Nou this summer.