The injury-ridden Barcelona squad may need serious reinforcements in the January transfer window. Ronald Koeman is struggling to get the best out of his team but the very limited choices in the camp are also hampering his chances.
For that reason, the papers this morning are focused entirely on the market and what it could bring in the near future. Mundo Deportivo, for example, believe Barcelona need both Memphis Depay and Eric García more than ever.
The need to improve both the attacking and the defensive line is a direct result of the Catalans’ fitness issues and this is how they plan to respond. Koeman knows the club will have to add more players into the squad if they are to compete at all fronts.
Therefore, signing new players in the winter is a priority for Barcelona, especially since Philippe Coutinho is having muscular problems once again and is a doubt for the weekend’s game.
SPORT are saying similar things as well, only they are entirely focused on García.
According to the paper, Barcelona want to incorporate the ex-La Masia defender into the squad in January and then pay a small fee to Manchester City in July.
Of course, the player himself is very keen to return to the Camp Nou but will have to wait until the new president is unveiled towards the end of the month.
Barcelona will surely do some business in the winter but it will likely be in the latter stages of the window because of the elections taking place at the same time.