Barcelona decides to replace Ferran Torres and Raphinha with two French players

FC Barcelona is clinging to the winter market to resolve minor flaws in its team, taking advantage of the fact that in January it will be easier to make new additions.

One of the positions that raised Xavi Hernandez’s doubts at the beginning of the season was the wing position. Neither Ferran Torres nor Raphinha convinced the Catalan coach, who still trusts Dembele as his first choice in this position.

In addition, both players did not perform well at the World Cup in Qatar with their national teams. For this reason, Juan Laporta already has some solutions on the table.

The Catalan president is keeping a close eye on two French players to sign one of them if necessary. They are Marcus Thuram, son of former legendary soccer player Lilian Thuram, and Moussa Diaby, German player of Bayern Leverkusen.

What was made clear at the start of the season is that Robert Lewandowski is the most important player in the Catalan team. However, the Pole’s goals are not enough to win a competitive league like La Liga, as Barcelona must be able to add goals through the team’s other strikers as well.

However, despite the fact that Lewandowski did his part, the goals of his teammates were not met.

Xavi knows he needs more decisive strikers. Diaby and Thuram, both Bundesliga players, used to lead their team in goals and assists.

Likewise, their physical and technical profile also pleases the Barcelona sports management, who have put both players on their agenda to be able to find solutions for the second part of the season.

Source: El Nacional

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