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Barcelona still keen on signing another midfielder – report

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After already having their hands tied behind their back, Barcelona now face yet another injury ordeal and are scrambling to find solutions in the final stretch of the summer transfer window.

Earlier today, it was reported that Pedri is injured and may be out for several weeks, which is a huge blow for the Catalans.

This news comes after another very unfortunate injury to Ronald Araujo, which has now left several gaping holes in the Barcelona squad in the short term.

Barcelona have already been working to bring in Joao Cancelo to shore up the defence, and his loan deal seems but a mere formality based on the traction in recent days.

With Ousmane Dembele’s departure, Ansu Fati and Robert Lewandowski’s wavering form, the Catalans have also been eyeing reinforcements in attack.

Lo Celso still on the radar

In light of Pedri’s injury, which is a massive loss for the team, the club is also seeking another midfielder in the market more actively, according to Gabriel Sans.

Giovani Lo Celso has been on the club’s radar for a while and seems to be a largely agreeable signing within the club hierarchy.

It was reported earlier that Xavi would also like the Argentine at the club, but the player may have to make some sacrifices on wages if he were to move even after Barcelona make sales.

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However, the Spanish journalist also highlights that this might be much too tough an ask given the club’s financial climate, with even less wiggle room on the wage bill once Cancelo arrives.

There is also a lot of interest in Joao Felix, who may be the next priority, and then they can think of midfielders.

However, even Felix will crucially require some player sales, which means a midfielder could be very far from the equation currently.

It may be best for the Catalans to stick with their youngsters to develop them, which aids the future of the sporting project and makes more financial sense.

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