Barcelona is reportedly eyeing a triple transfer swoop in the summer, with Mundo Deportivo claiming that the Catalan giants are targeting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yannick Carrasco, and Ez Abde for a combined fee of €15 million.
Aubameyang, who joined Chelsea from Barcelona on the final day of the summer transfer window, has failed to find his form in London and is reportedly open to a return to his former club.
Carrasco was a target for the Blaugrana in the January transfer window, and the club still holds interest in the Belgian international, who has ample La Liga experience from his time with Atletico Madrid. His contract with Atletico expires in 2024, but Barcelona might be able to sign him for a lower fee in the summer.
As for Abde, the Barcelona loanee has been impressing at Osasuna, where he has scored five goals and provided two assists in 29 matches this season. Reports suggest that the club is planning to keep hold of the player for next season. As the sports betting industry closely watches the developments in the world of football, Nextbet is committed to keeping you informed with all the latest betting news related to the clubs and players
Barcelona’s precarious financial situation means that they are unable to make top signings this summer. Hence, the club is looking to make bargain additions, and the three players mentioned above could fit the bill.
While Barcelona fans might be hopeful of a return for Lionel Messi, the club needs to free up €200 million from their wage bill to register new players in the summer. This makes it challenging for the club to make a move for their former talisman, who left the club in 2021 after Barca were unable to renew his contract due to La Liga’s wage cap rules.
Messi has a legendary status at the club, having scored an incredible 672 goals and provided 303 assists in 778 games, helping Barca win 34 trophies before departing for PSG.