Barcelona eyes Uruguay ace Ugarte and Roque wants to stay while Raphinha's dilemma continues due to a low purse
Raphinha dilemma continues (Image: Arab News)

FC Barcelona is the greatest of the teams from the Spanish league La Liga, as they finished the previous season behind arch-rivals Real Madrid. After their Champions League exit early on, Xavi had to part ways with the Catalans, while German tactical expert Hansi Flick was appointed at Camp Nou.

The German is often known for his attacking mindset, unlike Xavi’s; hence, he is under the radar as he looks to rebuild his team ahead of the summer.

Flick targets PSG’s highly praised midfielder, Ugarte.

Though Laporta has often made high claims about having funds to acquire high-end targets, Barca’s financial troubles are well in front. The Uruguayan midfielder has performed predominantly well for the club from the capital city of France and has been a great campaigner for La Celeste.

Though nothing could please Enrique, as he has allowed his departure from PSG, Barca is looking to be in the hunt for a long-term replacement for the long legacy of Sergio Busquets. However, PSG might look to acquire quite a handsome amount—60 million euros—and this is what makes the Uruguayan a tough nut to crack.

A Brazilian youngster wants to stay at Camp Nou.

The 19-year-old was roped in earlier in the previous season, with the likes of him being Lewandowski’s successor. However, he had been a total disappointment and did even fail to make it to Xavi’s starting lineups, with only two goals in the season.

However, as Flick is known for his attacking mindset, he might target including the Barca star in the pre-season, and this might be his way of deciding on the Brazillians’ future, though it has been clearly stated that he wants to stay at Camp Nou.

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The Raphinha dilemma continues.

Hansi Flick is not sure about what to do with Raphinha. The Brazilian was moved to the left flank last season after the rise of an iconic Spanish youngster, Lamine Yamal, who has set high standards in the previous season and has lit Spain’s Euro 2024 campaign.

The Brazilian might be released by the Flick-led Barcelona side in case he gets a deal as lucrative as nearly 90–100 million euros. With interest shown by Saudi Pro League teams, his release might be suitable for the FCB, as the money could help them acquire the likes of Spanish rising talent Nico Williams and also have the likes of appointing Joshua Kimmich for attacking play from the right flank. Despite Raphinha’s glory, he could not make way for the Barcelona side to be led into the Champions League or the top of the La Liga points table.