Barcelona know in order to challenge for titles, they need to wish for more. For that, not only Xavi, but even the club president, Joan Laporta, sporting director Mateu Alemany and his partner Jordi Cryuff are working on bringing quality reinforcement.
As such, the management is well and truly happy with the work the likes of Ferran Torress and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have put in absence of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Aguero, but it’s evident that Xavi is craving for more.
And in that sense, a certain Robert Lewandowski has become a firm a favourite. It is believed that Xavi wants Lewandowski to lead the team’s attack from the next season and partnering him out wide will be a whole new set of players.
One of them is thought to be Leeds United’s Raphinha, although, any move for the 25-year-old solely depends on whether or not a certain Ousmane Dembele stays. If arrived, while the Brazilian will take the right wing, the left wing will be occupied by none other than Ansu Fati.
If the plan is implemented, Xavi will have an entirely new offensive trident working under his management. On the other hand, the likes of Ferran Torres and Aubameyang will fight for their places and Ez Abde will have a place in the scheme of things too.
However, those facing an uncertain future if Barcelona manage to rope in the desired targets would be Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong
It’s important to note that the departure of the latter depends mostly on the market situation since he has somehow managed to convince Xavi that he could be an important squad player altogether.
If everything works in Barça’s favour, one can expect them to have the attacking trio of Raphinha-Lewandowski-Ansu from next season.
In Lewandowski’s case, the Blaugranas are willing to offer him a three-year contract and as far as Raphinha is concerned, they are only waiting to see what happens with Leeds United in the final gameweek of the Premier League.
If they are relegated, Barcelona, as well as Raphinha, will hope Leeds will allow him to leave at a cheaper rate, i.e., for €25 million. If not, Barcelona will have some convincing to do.