Barcelona is working very hard to make sure not to suffer any set back during next season’s campaign
However, Xavi is keen to add more reinforcement to the squad next season, as lots of players are set to leave the club this summer
One of the main targets for the Blaugrana has been Leeds United’s Brazilian winger Raphinha
Moreover, who is being eyed as a replacement for contract rebel Ousmane Dembele at the squad next season
The 25-year-old has been identified as a priority signing by Xavi Hernandez & co.
After he enjoyed a stunning season with Leeds, during which he scored 11 goals and set up three more to help the Whites survive relegation from the Premier League.
However, Barcelona is set to face a few hurdles in their attempt to land Raphinha.
For starters, Leeds United are demanding a transfer fee of €55 million for their prized asset
Which is an issue for the Blaugrana given their current financial predicament
Although, the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea reported registered interest to sign the Brazillian this summer
Barcelona is no match to compete with the Premier League club due to economic setback
It has been reported, that Xavi’s side is now concentrating to have a full life without Raphinha next season
It has forced Barcelona to assess other possible options as alternatives for the Brazilian international
And journalist Santi Ovalle is claiming that the Catalan giants are looking at B team winger Ez Abde as a potential alternative if they fail to sign Raphinha this summer
The 20-year-old Moroccan-Spanish winger arrived at Barça only last summer, signing from Hercules CF, and enjoyed a promising debut campaign
In 11 first-team appearances, Abde scored one goal, while he posted a return of three goals and seven assists from 21 matches for the B team.