LONDON, England – Due to its precarious financial position, Barcelona has mostly focused on signing free agents, taking on loans, and acquiring talented players whose present teams are no longer interested in them. A list of players the Blaugrana are considering before the summer transfer window has been provided by Mundo Deportivo, who also hinted that this will remain the case.
Jadon Sancho, a winger for Manchester United, comes in first on that list. The well-publicized conflicts between the England international and manager Erik ten Hag have prevented the player from participating in first-team exercises since August 26. Although Roma is allegedly also interested in signing the 23-year-old, Ten Hag does not seem to be willing to change his tough stance. As a result, Barcelona may face competition.
Anthony Martial, who has had difficulty securing significant playing time despite Ten Hag’s squad having problems, is another Man United player that Barca is considering. The 27-year-old Martial’s contract is up this summer.
Barcelona is also looking at Matthijs de Light, a Centre-back who has publicly lamented his lack of playing time at Bayern Munich this season. In the Bundesliga this season, manager Thomas Tuchel has only given him 82 minutes.
Jorginho of Arsenal is another option under consideration. The 31-year-old’s contract is now due to expire in the summer of 2024, even though he only started in January. In the meantime, a surprising move for a versatile attacker and playmaker Kai Havertz, who recently joined the Gunners earlier this summer for £65m but has already become the subject of annoyance.
When his current contract with Athletic Club expires this summer, a number of clubs, including the Blaugrana, will be attempting to negotiate a new one with the 21-year-old forward.
Calciomercato reports that Juventus is keeping an eye on Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojberg.
After losing Paul Pogba, who is currently out due to a failed doping test, Juventus is aiming to improve their midfield in the window for January transfers.
Hojberg, 28, reportedly intended to leave The Spurs in the height of the season because Atletico Madrid and other teams were interested in hiring him.
The international from Denmark, who has a deal with Tottenham through the beginning of 2025, has played seventy-nine minutes throughout five fixtures in the Premier League so far this year.
It is a roadblock for Juve because Spurs will only accept offers of around €30 million for Hojberg.
Hojberg will be given a six-month loan by Juventus during January with the intention of eventually signing him permanently for less money in the summer.