Barca will try to sign the centre-back this summer

Xavi Hernández continues in the search for his “top” headquarters for the following season. The egarense knows that he needs to fichar to a defender of the hierarchy that accompanies Ronald Araújo, since the injury that drags Gérard Martelé could complicate him in the future and Clément Lenglet, alongside Samuel Umtiti, will be on the exit ramp this summer. This is how FC Barcelona would have decided to ‘bet’ by a figure from Serie A.

And it is that as it aims ‘Sky Sports’, the Barcelona have placed themselves as favorites to fichar to Kalidou Koulibaly and will present an offer in brief. The Senegalese has an agreement until 2023 and would have taken the decision not to renew with Napoli in the future. This is how the trasalpino group, which demanded millionaire figures from him in the past, will have to renounce its claims and plant it in the market if he does not want to see it split for free the coming year.

The African is one of the defenders that Xavi likes the most, like Jules Koundé, although the latter has a value that exceeds as it grows what Barça can offer given that they want to integrate Robert Lewandowski. The sports management would already be working on a proposal for the Neapolitans to access to leave their star, which maintains a price that oscillates around 45 million euros according to ‘Transfermrkt’.

The Barcelona would offer less

The culés recognize that the economic situation still does not allow them to be aggressive in the window of the traspasos. The sale of Philippe Coutinho has left some good income but Frenkie de Jong’s exit, combined with other assets, would go a long way to cleaning up the club’s arches. From Italy claim that the partenopeos will not ask for less than 30 ‘kilos’ by Koulibalywhich will make those of Camp Nou have to do accounts.

In principle, the directive would present an offer of 25 million and possibly include any of its players who are to abandon the team. However, it seems that those of the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium would not be by the works to accept an exchange of players. Everything is on the table, and it looks like the Barcelonan has already set himself a new target to add to his ranks.