Barcelona are gearing up on making three key transfers in January.
The Catalan giants are doing well on paper as they sit top of the La Liga table and their Champions’ League group, but Ernesto Valverde wants more.
Reports from Spain say Barcelona are already drawing up plans for their transfer activity in 2020, and it revolves around three key areas of their squad.
It’s suggested that a right-back, central defender and striker will be top of their agenda in the transfer market, with the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Nikola Milenkovic, and Lautaro Martinez touted as possible targets next year.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Neymar, Fabian Ruiz, and Willian are all also mentioned in the report, but it remains to be seen just how realistic those potential moves would be as they all remain key figures for their current clubs and it would seem difficult to prize them away any time soon.
With Gerard Pique set to turn 33 in February, it could be argued that a long-term replacement is still needed to step in for him in order to add quality and depth next to the likes of Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti.
It’s a similar situation up top with Luis Suarez turning 33 in January and with a lack of depth already a concern in that department, signing a replacement for the Uruguayan stalwart is seemingly a priority too.
As for a right-back, Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto have perhaps failed to entirely convince, so time will tell who comes in to solve that problematic role which has arguably been an issue since Dani Alves left.