FC Barcelona already have a fantastic new attacking trident in mind for next season.
Since the days of ‘MSN’, which included Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar and were arguably the best trio ever seen in world football while pulling the club to the treble and their final Champions League crown, the Blaugrana have tried and failed. to replicate the success of the South Americans in a 4-3-3.
The likes of Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho failed to compliment Messi and Suarez when Neymar left for Paris Saint Germain in 2017, and with those five players now moved to different pastures, the Catalans must look to the future under Xavi. Hernández. .
According to Mundo Deportivo On Friday, then, Xavi and his team already have a new attacking trident in mind, but only one of its three components is currently in preparation at the Camp Nou.
Now fit and looking to start in 2022/2023, Ansu Fati can prove to be one of the best left wingers in the world if he can stay off the operating table and can even switch centre-forwards. if needed.
For this job, however, with Erling Haaland having joined Manchester City, Barca are trying to sign Bayern Munich veteran Robert Lewandowski, who is a more natural ‘9’ and one of the best of the modern era for that matter. .
The Pole has already told the Bavarians he won’t be renewing his contract which expires in 2023, and chairman Joan Laporta must now strike a cut-price deal to land him for something in the region of €30-60m ($31.7–63.42 million)
Then on the right wing, if Ousmane Dembele doesn’t extend his own terms after June 30 this year, it would be Leeds United’s Raphinha.
Although the Brazil international currently has a £75m ($93m) release clause in his contract, which is too high for a debt-ridden Barca at the moment, with the Yorkshire club being relegated on Sunday. while currently occupying the top spot. in the Premier League drop zone would see that reduced to a more affordable £25m ($31.2m).
A busy summer awaits for that to happen, with the futures of Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay and Martin Braithwaite likely to resume outside Catalonia as playing time is reduced for the likes of Ferran Torres.