Xavi Seeks Midfield Reinforcement as Barcelona Copes with Gavi’s Injury

November 22, 2023 1:00 pm

Barcelona’s head coach, Xavi, is actively pursuing reinforcements in the midfield following the setback of losing Gavi to a severe knee injury, reports Diario Sport.

Xavi has reportedly communicated his desire for a new addition to Deco, aiming to fill the void left by the injured teenage talent, Gavi.

Amidst speculations, Giovani Lo Celso has emerged as a potential loan target, while Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez has also caught the attention of the Catalan club. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive La Liga odds from Nextbet. 

While Barcelona expresses interest in securing a replacement, financial constraints might pose a challenge, although the club is reportedly determined to explore options.

However, the club’s initial focus for the January window was centered on advancing a move for Brazilian prospect Vitor Roque. Securing both Roque and another midfielder seems unlikely due to financial limitations.

The rumor mill has been abuzz with various names surfacing as potential options to fill Gavi’s void, with notable mentions including Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye and Abdoulaye Doucouré, along with Pablo Fornals and former Barcelona midfielder Thiago.

The quest for a suitable replacement for Gavi continues, with several names being thrown into the mix early in the week, indicating Barcelona’s urgency to bolster their midfield ranks in the wake of Gavi’s injury.

Xavi’s pursuit of midfield reinforcements highlights Barcelona’s need to fortify their squad amidst challenges posed by injuries, with the club exploring options to ensure depth and quality in the crucial midfield department. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports