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Xavi willing to accept the signing of €50 million-rated star only if his condition is met

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Barcelona got off to a rocky start in their La Liga campaign, with a 0-0 draw against Getafe shedding light on areas of the squad that require immediate attention.

And Xavi continues to request recruitment to bolster positions that he deems most vulnerable.

After losing out on Neymar to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal, one of the names that has emerged as a potential replacement is Joao Felix.

Xavi will only accept Felix under certain conditions

However, according to Javi Miguel, before pursuing Felix, the coach has laid down the condition to sign him.

The Barcelona manager would only accept the Portuguese international’s arrival in the event that his initial priorities are signed: a right-back and an attacking midfielder.

Barcelona have been looking for a creative midfielder that fits the requirement for Xavi. Bernardo Silva has been the top target, but his name is no longer on the table, with Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso being seen as an alternative.

Xavi wants a right-back and a midfielder first. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

As for a right-back, Juan Foyth and Joao Cancelo have been high on the coach’s wishlist.

In fact, it appears Barcelona will end up acquiring Cancelo, with a formal bid set to be made imminently for the Portuguese international.

Once Xavi has his main men, he would be open to the idea of the club signing Felix, whose market value stands at €50 million.

As per the report, the information has been relayed to the Atletico Madrid man’s camp, and he has thus been told that the operation cannot be completed until the last day of the market.

Felix has previously declared his interest in signing for Barcelona in public forums.

Therefore if he yearns to don the Blaugrana jersey, the best Felix can do for now is bide his time as Barcelona focus on their priorities in the market before shifting their attention towards the 23-year-old.

Player valuation in title obtained from transfermarkt.com on date of publication.

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