Barcelona started with a poor performance at the beginning of the 2021/2022 campaign in La Liga. They ended the season with a third-place finish, the lowest since the 2007/2008 season. Barcelona needed to sign more players since the departure of Lionel Messi to Paris Saint Germain in last year’s transfer window, increasing his World Cup odds.
Barcelona has been unstoppable in La Liga history alongside Real Madrid, who has been their rival for years now, but disaster struck when Messi left the club, and Real Madrid went on to win the title race and also the Champions League trophy. Barcelona’s manager Xavi plans to take the club back to shape, significantly impacting what will come in the future.
Camp Nou is in financial difficulty, with debts over one billion euros. Still, they had to sacrifice their future income for immediate cash; they sold ten percent of their La Liga TV rights for the next 25 years to purchase more players for their team.
As a result, they decided to spend the money on big names in the market rather than paying their debts, and with it, Barcelona can sign more than three players so far during the summer window.
With the below-mentioned players, Barcelona will be able to come out strong and add more value to its current team, which will return to its winning ways and compete in the title race.
Raphinna is a Brazilian professional footballer born on the 14th of December 1996 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is also known as Raphael Dias Belloi, who used to play as a right winger for Leeds United before moving to Barcelona and making him a contender for the World Cup Soccer 2022.
Raphinna has played for so many clubs in his football career. He joined Vitoria Guimaraes in 2016, who Deco scouted. He signed him to his agency D20 Sports, and he made his transfer to Vitoria. Raphinna scored 18 goals in 43 games in all competitions.
It was an excellent performance for the lad. He also joined Sporting CP in 2018. In 2019 he signed for the French Club Rennes, and finally, he joined Leeds United in 2020. He ended the season as Leed’s top scorer.
However, he joined Barcelona on the 15th of July 2022 on a five-year contract for a fee of 50 million euros and a potential rising to 55 million in add-ons. During his career, he will be able to provide more support in the attacking position for Barcelona next season. The player got an excellent goal against Real Madrid in their preseason game.
Robert Lewandowski told Bayern Munich’sMunich’s sporting director on the final day of the Bundesliga season that he didn’t want to accept Bayern Munich’s offer and would like to leave their club. However, he moved to Barcelona to sign a four-year contract with a release clause set at 500 million.
During his seven seasons with Bayern, Robert has scored a whopping 344 goals in his 374 appearances for the club. He won several cups with the team alongside UCL they won in the 2021 campaign. His brilliant scoring will help Barcelona’s current squad win more trophies in the upcoming season.
Franck Yannick Kessie is a professional footballer who plays for the Ivory Coast national team and is currently a Barcelona player. Barcelona signed the Central Midfielder from Ac Milan on a free transfer. He built himself to be one of the best midfielders in the Italy league for the last three years, and he improved his game to the next after a permanent move from Atalanta.
Andres Christensen left Chelsea because his contract ended at the end of the 2021-22 campaign. He was one of the players that won the UCL, EPL, UEL, and other trophies as he made 161 appearances while playing for Chelsea and is likely to represent Denmark at the 2022 World Cup.
There were so many challenges for him during his stay at Chelsea because players were playing in his position, which gave him a tough time to have playing time, so he decided to join Barcelona. His experience and performance will add more value to the Barcelona team even though players can play the defensive unit.
Jules Olivier Kunde is a professional player who plays for the France national team as a center-back and La Liga club Sevilla. The 23 years old signed for the Spanish club Sevilla from Bordeaux. He helped Sevilla win the UEFA Europa League for the sixth time and was named in the competitions team of the season.
However, it is confident that the French man will sign for Barcelona as his contract is favorable and personal terms are fully agreed upon with Kounde working on the final bid. Kounde will help Barcelona because he naturally plays a right-sided central defense, but he is technically gifted and can also play well at the right back.