Barcelona are concentrating on a summer season transfer for Atletico Madrid and Chelsea misfit Saul Niguez, with Xavi seeking to bolster his midfield, in accordance with Sport.
Saul, 27, is at present spending the present season on-loan at Stamford Bridge, and has been recognized by the Barca boss as any person who can add power in depth.
It’s understood the membership are in search of a alternative for 33-year-old Sergio Busquets who’s within the twilight of his profession, regardless of having children Pedri, Gavi, Nico Gonzalez, together with Frenkie de Jong of their ranks.
Midfielder Saul Niguez, 27, is a goal for Barcelona supervisor Xavi forward of summer season swoop
Xavi is eager to bolster his midfield and is on the look out for a alternative for Sergio Busquets
Barcelona have been long-term admirers of the midfielder, and have been eager on signing Saul final summer season, earlier than the participant opted for a transfer to south west London becoming a member of Chelsea.
The midfielder has made simply 17 appearances in all competitions for Thomas Tuchel’s aspect and has did not reside as much as expectations.
Saul is predicted to return to the Spanish capital as soon as his deal expires in England, and it stays unclear at this stage as as to whether he shall be reinstalled into the Atletico aspect beneath Diego Simeone.
The LaLiga champions are eager on securing the providers of Antoine Griezmann on a everlasting deal, who’s at present spending the marketing campaign on-loan on the Wanda Metropolitano from Barcelona.
Barca are understood to need within the area of €40million (£33.4million) for the Frenchman, however there could possibly be the choice of a straight swap, one thing which has beforehand been mentioned by each events.
Saul would offer expertise to a really youthful Barca midfield and can be very versatile
The Catalan giants might supply Antoine Griezmann within the deal who Atletico are eager to resign
Saul is ready to function as a left-back or on the left-side of midfield, and subsequently, offers Xavi choices. The participant himself can be eager on a transfer to the Nou Camp, with the possibility of working beneath the Barca boss to good to show down.
Xavi has already strengthened his ahead line by signing former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, together with vast gamers Adama Traore from Wolves and ex-Manchester Metropolis star Ferran Torres.
The main target is now on the midfield, suggesting Saul could possibly be the primary participant drafted in to offer expertise to the youthful Barca engine room.