Barcelona were not too keen to make a move in the January transfer window. Firstly, because the economic situation does not allow for much room and, secondly, because both the board and the sporting department consider that the squad is strong enough to compete successfully for the remainder of the season.
However, the team’s recent performances are beginning to worry the Blaugranas’ upper management, giving rise to the feeling that the season could end in failure if no action is taken in this winter window.
Improvement sought in attack
To that end, SPORT is reporting that Barcelona are not ruling out some minimal measures to improve, above all, attacking performances.
Barça president Joan Laporta and the economic department are trying to do everything they can to make signings if necessary.
Now the focus is on finding new partners for Barça Studios with a real influx of capital immediately, which would serve to increase the wage bill. They are on the right track and there could be news before December 15.
If this is achieved, the main focus is to bring in Brazilian Vitor Roque in January – which happens to be the top desire of both Laporta and sporting director Deco.
There has been some debate about Barcelona prioritising the signing of a new pivot in January over Roque’s arrival.
But unless there are injuries in that area of the pitch or unforeseen departures, everything indicates that this is not going to be the way forward.
Roque could add freshness to attack
The hope is that Roque can bring fresh air to an attack that has been too stuck since the beginning of the season.
The Brazilian wonderkid has the OK from the coaching staff. He was signed because Deco is convinced that he can be important, but also because Xavi Hernandez considers him to be an interesting option to provide goals.
Vitor Roque, for his part, is waiting to be registered on 1 January, although he has not yet received confirmation. He was assured that something would be known by 15 November, but the negotiations to raise capital are complicated