4 Barcelona players to target amid financial mess
Barcelona do a magnificent job of making Arsenal a well-managed club. They are an absolute shambles and during a summer transfer window like most teams have never experienced, that means they are here to be taken.
With Arsenal looking for players in up to four more positions this summer – as well as sales – working on the basis that the heavily speculated three go as planned, ensuring the best quality of talent at the cheapest price is the goal. obvious.
Seeming to have more money than originally planned, if a player pops up on a cut-price deal Arsenal, like everyone else, are not going to give up.
They can raise the bar for what a mess, but Barcelona still have a lot of talent at their disposal.
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Arsenal: 4 Barcelona players to target amid financial mess as La Liga side have to slash € 200m (£ 171m) payroll in summer transfer window
As indicated by Goal and summarized by Zach Lowy, it’s a sensational affair in Catalonia. Having already brought in Memphis Depay, Sergio Agüero, Eric García and Emerson Royal this summer, Barca cannot save any of them having exceeded the La Liga salary cap and must lose € 200m (£ 171m ).
Already selling Konrad de la Fuente, Jean-Clair Todibo and Junior Firpo, the club have yet to unload players. They try to whip Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic without either player, unsurprisingly, being open to terminating their contracts.
If they somehow managed to lend Umtiti, Pjanic and Philippe Coutinho – yes, there still is – they would save 64 million euros in gross wages and again Barça could only reinvest 25% in new recruits and player registrations, in accordance with La Liga rules.
Desperate to get rid of inflated salaries, as well as dwindling players, tough decisions will have to be made regarding the club’s legends as well as their chain of exciting young stars. Arsenal should take note and there are four players, realistically (ish), the club could look into.
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1. Sergino Dest – Right-Back
With the departure of Hector Bellerin this summer, the right-back becomes an area to strengthen for Arsenal. In truth though, if there is one place in the squad where the club could take a step back and deal at a later date when there are fewer areas elsewhere with higher priority, it would be the full back. law.
It mostly depends on feasibility and with a fire sale to Barcelona, as well as Arsenal’s healthy relationship with La Blaugrana, this could be the place to target.
Sergino Dest’s first thought is that he still has four full years of contract left as he only spent one season with the club after Ajax left last summer. It would normally be a concern. For clubs eyeing Barcelona players right now, not so much.
The USA international offers a huge offensive performance backed by exceptional ball retention, as evidenced by his time in the Netherlands and his first campaign in Spain. Sitting at the 96th percentile for progressive litters and 98th for litters into the penalty area, his dagger-shaped diagonal forays into the box are particularly noteworthy.
Not a strong tackler – these numbers being naturally low due to Barca’s high volume of possession in matches – his excellent pace, straightforward approach and high level of technical skill make him dangerous in transition as well as in outfits based on the game. possession.
Looking for attacking full-backs to replace Bellerin’s tendencies, knowing that big sacrifices will have to be made at Camp Nou and having already brought in Emerson, Dest, 20, offers an exciting option that fills a need within the Arsenal team. .