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If looking to Barcelona confirmed signings and departures during the January transfer window, we see two ins and already five outs there.
The new signings of the La Liga team include first Albacete striker Rey Manaj. The other player is Juventus winger Mattheus Pereira, who joined the Catalan giants with a loan move.
Meanwhile, Carles Alena, Jean-Clair Todibo and Carles Perez have joined other clubs with a loan move, while Louie Barry and Alejandro Marques left Quique Setién’s side permanently.
However, Barcelona are likely to face more ins and outs in winter.
Barcelona are looking for other attacking options amid the absence of one of their main forwards Luis Suarez due to his long-term injury.
Here the number one target is Neymar.
The Catalan giants have already tried to sign the striker during the summer transfer window. However, PSG didn’t agree on the transfer fee.
Now la Liga side are still determined to bring the former Barcelona player back to Camp Nou.
Recently the club have confirmed they are interested in Valencia forward Rodrigo. However, the move is now off, and Barcelona have targeted Real Betis striker Loren Moron as an alternative to the player.
As Barcelona are looking for a perfect replacement to Luis Suarez, they should have tried to find someone, who can create a good playing combination with Lionel Messi. Hence, they have eyed Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, who has already made a partnership with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in Argentina.
Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt still remains a target for the Catalan giants. The Dutch youngster’s move to Camp Nou would mean the reunion with his former Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong.
One of the latest targets of Quique Setién’s side is Braga attacker Francisco Trincao. He was named as ”the new Cristiano Ronaldo’ capable of playing anywhere across the forward line. Record claims the Blaugrana are offering over a €20 million (£17m/$22m) bid for the player.
Barcelona want to strengthen their attack will the end of the January transfer window. Hence, they have turned their attention to Ajax star Dusan Tadic as well. The player is keen on joining the La Liga giants, and the two side are in talks. However, De Telegraaf in Netherlands reports Ajax are not eager to let the Serbian professional leave in the middle of the campaign.