Who Should Barcelona Sign in the January Transfer Window?

Barcelona's Camp Nou

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Barcelona, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, are used to getting what they want.

Whether it’s players, managers or trophies, they are normally at the top of the pecking order when the January transfer window opens in the New Year.

However, things are very different at the present time. 

Right now, the club’s predicament means many Barça fans have become exasperated with their team and turned their attention to more engaging diversions, such as the increasingly popular pastime of playing baccarat online at Casitabi casino (バカラ ルール).

Barcelona's Camp Nou

With a selection of other games for fans to play and with colourful graphics keeping them entertained, it’s no surprise that interest in Barcelona’s on-the-pitch fortunes have waned this year.

Of course, their poor start to the campaign highlights that the club are in desperate need of quality players.

January will allow them to reassess, but who will be on Ronald Koeman’s radar?

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman

More importantly, who wants to go to Barça? 

Eric Garcia 

Barça are poor all over the pitch, except in attack where they still hold a few aces up their sleeves, such as Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, and Riqui Puig.

However, it’s in defence where the team’s most glaring weaknesses are emphasised, particularly as they haven’t replaced Javier Mascherano’s incredible mix of old-fashioned defending and passing skill. 

In the Man City man, Garcia, they have a defender who isn’t scared to roll up his sleeves and compete with the toughest, most aggressive strikers in Spain and Europe.

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia

Of course, the centre-back is a former La Masia graduate, so he’s well-versed in the Barcelona philosophy.

His contract runs out in the summer of 2021, but reports suggest City could come to the table in January to cash in before Garcia leaves for nothing. 

Memphis Depay 

The name Memphis Depay won’t excite Cules. Let’s face it – the Dutchman is a far cry from their previous target, Lautaro Martinez.

Still, the inside-forward has a fantastic record at international level for the Netherlands, and this shows he has class.

Plus, Depay has been revitalised at Lyon after an ill-advised move to Old Trafford ended acrimoniously. 

Lyon forward Memphis Depay

Many fans might point to the likes of Puig and Fati and say Depay isn’t needed, yet the Dutch forward is an experienced player with a lot of pace who likes to cut in from the wing to create space for marauding full backs.

Considering Puig and Fati are youngsters learning their trade, Depay could be the ideal foil. Not only that, but he’s refused to commit his future to his current club and is available on the cheap. 

Gini Wijnaldum 

Wijnaldum is the type of signing who would restore faith in the club’s hierarchy.

Although he’s a Koeman signing, the Liverpool man brings a lot to the table in terms of his positioning in a midfield three, his passing intelligence, and his bravery on the ball.

Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum

Next to Frenkie de Jong and Miralem Pjanic, the out-of-contract midfielder could form the basis of a strong-yet-classy central three that quickly gets the ball into Messi’s feet. 

Financial restrictions mean that Barça’s options are limited, but there are good bargains and free signings available if they can get the deals over the line.

19 Comments

  1. Victor Zlanser Waydon says:

    Why don’t you bring back Neymar

    1. Aliyu Mahammad says:

      or buy jack grealish

      1. mlungisi says:

        Number 1 grealish

    2. MR JOSEPH NEMAISA MR says:

      Hello bro, while bringing in Neymar might be good, we need balance in the team. Let’s bring in Wijnaldum and Dayot Upamecano to steady the ship.

  2. Murtala umar gwaram says:

    No need of sign any player accept neymar

    1. Michael says:

      c’mon we dont even have strong midfieders and defenders , so i suggest we get those strong defenders before thinking of bringing Neymar Jr

  3. 65xsxcv 6h776v says:

    Buy haaland

    1. Miantojago says:

      Yes
      Please we want Memphis depay
      And you should be given all our boys playing time

      1. Michael says:

        c’mon we dont even have strong midfieders and defenders , so i suggest we get those strong defenders before thinking of bringing Neymar Jr

  4. 65xsxcv 6h776v says:

    get haaland! He is a goal scoring machine 🙂

    1. Me says:

      not so easy though

  5. Sadeeq umar says:

    Don’t buy any player just continue like that

  6. Abubakar saidu says:

    Buy haaland

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  8. John Robertson says:

    I think Barca should buy Haaland and Neymar, What a combination on strike will it be!!
    Messi, Neymar, Haaland and Grizzy, all top class strikers! But right now i think wejust have to focus on Super Copa de Espana. Hope barca win it and all other leagues!!!

  9. B. Face says:

    Bring back neymar and give Puig good opportunity.

  10. Sani Mohammad says:

    Barca should buy Lautaro Matinez and Wijnaldum because that is the position that it has problem with

  11. Aminu bala says:

    Buy only haaland is okey

  12. Alex Wangere says:

    We should consider lautaro martinez to replace suarez and bring in mason mount and wijnaldum and Tomori to strengthen our CB position also Alaba can be a good catch since his contract is ending this summer

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