The winter transfer market is a couple of months away but Barcelona are already looking to secure January bargains. Today’s papers are all about the Catalans working to improve the team the best they can.
Granted, SPORT are focusing on Marc-André ter Stegen’s renovation. The German is close to extending his contract and Josep-Maria Bartomeu wants that to be his last act at the club.
Of course, not that managing to do that would somehow vindicate the president but he wants to try. Ter Stegen would sign until 2025 and is currently still on the path to recovery. But he is looking to get back to full fitness before the clash with Real Madrid on 24 October.
On the other side, Mundo Deportivo are saying that Barcelona want to secure January bargains during the winter.
The three objectives the Catalans are looking for are Eric García, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum. All three will be out of contract in June and that means getting them for cheap in January is a real possibility.
Of course, this is if they don’t pen new deals with their respective clubs in the meantime. One thing is for sure, though. Barcelona will make more signings once the market opens and a defender and a striker are still priorities.