Barcelona are planning for a massive squad overhaul in order to regain their spot at the top of European football.
While it is unclear how many signings Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, is planning ahead of next season, the club have confirmed that they are looking to bring at least a few reinforcements in order to strengthen a struggling squad.
Multiple big names across European football have been linked with a move to the Nou Camp as it is clear that the board have decided to sell multiple first-team footballers this transfer window to replace them with better quality.
Barca have many factors to worry about ahead of next season. Bartomeu only has one year remaining in his tenure but still desires to leave on a good note by securing both Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen on new and improved contracts.
While the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper desires a better pay in order to continue at Barca, the club’s captain, Messi, has expressed his desire to want the signings of many new and quality footballers in order to continue beyond 2021.
While the club tackles their salaries, their financial crisis, which was worsened by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, is said to make matters worse for their ongoing negotiations with multiple European elites for their respective transfer targets.
Bartomeu has recently claimed that while Lautaro Martinez and Neymar have been their biggest priority, their signings seem unlikely in this transfer window due to the nature of their transfer fees which the Catalans simply cannot afford.
While they have approached both Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain with an option for an exchange for existing players, they are also trying to make many sales this year in order to fund their many targets.
While it is clear that the Spanish side will not have a vast budget like Manchester City or Chelsea, they can still manage a few signings by offering player exchanges or raising capital by selling unwanted footballers.
Here are 5 players Barcelona should look to sign ahead of the next campaign: