Barcelona have already started looking at next season, as the Catalan giants are interested in bulking up their defense in the summer.
The Catalans are interested in signing a defender in the summer, someone who could potentially replace Pique at the back. The great Catalan is feeling his age, and will soon no longer be a first choice for the Barcelona side.
Growing up to become one of the best left backs in football, David Alaba is a big part of Ernesto Valverde’s plans at the Catalan side.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez has told president Josep Bartomeu to find the funds required to bring the 25-year-old to La Liga ahead of a summer move for Alaba.
In case Alaba does not come, Barcelona will target Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta as his replacement. Azpi’s versatility makes him special, as he could play full-back or even center back if need be.
Signed from for Ligue 1 a few years back, Azpilicueta has made a wonderful name for himself as one of the most complete defenders in the Europe.
Still extremely popular with the fans, the Chelsea defender will be tough to snatch from London, as the Chelsea man is highly thought of in the club.
In fact, there are many people who want to permanently give him the captain’s armband next season, as that will be a huge incentive for Azpilicueta to continue with Chelsea.
But then again, it is very tough to say no to Barcelona!
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