Barcelona keeps momentum alive, but for how long?

Barca defeated Getafe 1-0 at Camp Nou to keep their three-point lead over the competition.

Following their 3-1 victory against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final and their 5-0 demolition of AD Ceuta in the Copa del Rey, fans with Barcelona tickets turned out in large numbers to watch the game in the bitter cold and wind. They anticipated being entertained.

They got a lacklustre performance in return, with the Catalans possibly being overpowered by superior opposition due to their defensive frailty and only being saved by the exploits of world-class goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Three players from FC Barcelona According to reports, Xavi Hernandez is unhappy and may sell.

Xavi Hernandez, the head coach of FC Barcelona, is reportedly unhappy with three players who the team may decide to part ways shortly.

El Nacional reports that Xavi was not pleased with his charges and singled out three in particular as Culers left the field grumbling to themselves and saying that their squad must improve to defeat Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday at the same venue.

Raphinha is on the list. He was purchased from Leeds United by Barca for a speculated figure of €60 million ($65.2 million). The Brazilian had a poor game despite setting up Pedri’s game-winning goal, and his performance only got worse when he switched to playing on the left wing with Ousmane Dembele.

Last but not least, Franck Kessie failed to capitalise on his cameo in the win over the 16th-placed opposition, and it has been said that all three men’s futures are in doubt.

Kessie is likely to be dropped the most out of the group. The Ivorian arrived on a free transfer from AC Milan last year, but he has yet to be able to persuade Xavi of his value in the starting lineup. If reports are accurate, he has been brought up in negotiations that might result in Kessie going the other way to Chelsea and Hakim Ziyech ending up at Barcelona.

Raphinha is also in demand in the Premier League and might be sold in the summer to teams like Arsenal, who reportedly inquired about his availability this month and were informed that his asking price was €100 million ($108 million).

Ansu Fati’s new deal, which he signed in 2021 to 2027 and which has a €1 billion ($1.09 billion) release clause, strengthens the idea that he is the club’s future.

However, given the financial struggles Barca is currently experiencing, it is understandable why there have been suggestions that president Joan Laporta and director of football Mateu Alemany may be persuaded to accept bids for him soon.

Transfer Watch

Barcelona is allegedly planning to steal Spanish star Marco Asensio away from their bitter rivals Real Madrid.

To strengthen his forward batteries at Camp Nou, Xavi wants to bring in the Los Blancos winger amid backlash from those with Barcelona tickets, who is no longer in demand at Real Madrid.

To speed up the acquisition of the first Real Madrid player in 27 years, the Blaugrana have been in touch with Asensio’s agency.

According to reports from trade guru Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona is seriously exploring acquiring Belgian star Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window. The cost will be between €20 million and €25 million.

While negotiating the transfer of Memphis Depay, the Catalans initiated talks for an option to sign Carrasco from Atletico Madrid.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Union Berlin in the Bundesliga is close to signing Celtic right-back Josip Juranovic till 2027. Therefore Barcelona will likely lose out on him.

Juranovic impressed during Croatia’s World Cup run to third place, which sparked interest from other teams, including Barcelona, who wanted him to bolster their defence.

Barcelona was unsuccessful as a top priority Youssoufa Moukoko’s Borussia Dortmund contract has been officially extended to 2026, bringing much dejection from those with Barcelona tickets.

Moukoko’s previous contract with Dortmund expires at the end of the current campaign. With manager Xavi personally committed to bringing him to Camp Nou, Barcelona expected to sign him for a bargain during this transfer window or as a free agent in the summer.

As per Sport, Chelsea attacker Hakim Ziyech is prepared to leave Stamford Bridge and has offered his services to entertain fans with Barcelona tickets.

After Memphis Depay was sold to league rivals Atletico Madrid, Barcelona is looking for a forward. Ziyech’s tenure at Chelsea has been difficult, with sporadic playing time and numerous injuries. Although other clubs are interested in him, according to the report, he is determined to play for Barcelona.

Franck Kessié, a midfielder for Barcelona, reportedly turned down Chelsea’s offer to sign him during the current winter transfer window.

Chelsea reportedly wants the Ivorian on a 6-month loan, but he prefers to compete for a spot at Barcelona.

Despite losing an attacking asset for a pittance of €3 million six months before his contract expires, Memphis was let go by the Catalans, but there may be a method for them to make up for their loss.

Gerard Romero, a journalist, claims that Barcelona included a summer option to sign Yannick Carrasco for about €15 million in the Memphis Depay deal with Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona hopes to sign a young baller alongside the seniors, who will receive a legendary uniform number.

Despite Memphis Depay’s departure, Barcelona will need help finding a replacement.

The only thing the Catalans received in return for his services, aside from the freed-up space on the payroll bill, was a meagre €3 million compensation.

Javi Miguel claims that the forward’s departure frees up enough room on the roster for Gavi to be listed as a first-team player. This would enable him to don the coveted #6 for Barcelona instead of his current #30 number shirt.

In Xavi’s setup, Gavi is one of the first names on the team sheet and is crucial to the manager’s strategy. The Spanish international gives it his all every time he dons the garnet-and-blue colours, whether he is playing on the wing or in central midfield.

Every time the teen steps onto the field for the Catalans, his unrivalled love and enthusiasm for the team are evident.

He not only won the Koppa Trophy last season, but his influence on Barcelona’s campaign the previous year was so significant that he was named the Golden Boy.

This La Liga season, the 18-year-old has participated in each of the Blaugranas’ 17 games, contributing two assists and averaging 1.2 critical passes per game.

Additionally, he completes 90% of his attempted passes and performs over six defensive actions every game.

In the most recent Supercopa de Espana final versus Real Madrid, he scored one goal and contributed two assists to help Barcelona win their first championship in nearly two years. He merits being listed as a full-time first-team player under Xavi, as he has a promising and lengthy future at the club.

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