Barcelona are working on their project for next season. Robert Fernandez and Josep Maria Bartomeu are the duo who are in charge of deciding who comes and who goes. Barcelona’s sporting director has taken the decision to make three signings this summer and a fourth may come depending on the market.
The first decision and most important isn’t a player, but the new coach to replace the departing Luis Enrique.
Despite the coach presumably not being announced until after the Copa del Rey final, the club are working to reinforce the side. That is where they are considering three players. A right-back that would allow Sergi Roberto to return to the centre of the pitch, a strong centre-back option and a midfielder who could end up being the substitute for Andres Iniesta.
Three signings that could end up costing a lot, especially in midfield. Then there is a fourth option, signing a forward. In theory this could be Deulofeu but the decision is not yet taken.
Meanwhile, some reports in Spanish media are claiming, Barcelona had never actually made an attempt to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez.
After passing a medical at Real Madrid, the Alaves loanee is set to cross the city rivals for his 24 million euro release clause.
And Barcelona were not interested in activating that stipulation in Hernandez’s contract, although Atleti had hoped to persuade the Blaugrana to prevent Los Blancos from sealing for their starlet’s signature.
With Lucas Digne and Jordi Alba cemented as the Camp Nou club’s left-back options, it is on the right flank where Barcelona are targeting a summer signing as Sergi Roberto and Aleix Vidal are considered to be insufficient for their goal of winning titles at home and abroad.