Barcelona is planning to make brilliant summer transfer business to explore the team strengthen next season
However, Xavi is keen to make the summer transfer a massive boost ahead of next season’s project
After a somewhat promising start to Xavi’s spell at Camp Nou, the board is likely to heed the coach’s preferences and bring him players that cater to his system.
To that end, Xavi has handed the Barcelona board a list of eight transfer targets ahead of the new season, as per Spanish journalist Xavi Torres.
The list is led by the two free agents who have agreed on personal terms with Barcelona, in the form of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.
They could play a vital role in adding depth to the Barça squad, although the club is yet to confirm their signings
Xavi was gunning for Ousmane Dembele’s contract extension. But with the Frenchman almost on the verge of leaving Camp Nou, Xavi now wants Barcelona to bring in Leeds United superstar Raphinha.
Moreover, the likes of Bernardo Silva and Robert Lewandowski are the other stars added to the list
The Barcelona coach believes they have the quality to add a real edge to the team and help them compete in the UEFA Champions League next season
Jules Kounde remains the Spaniard’s top target in the summer, although Barcelona is also exploring the deal to sign Kalidou Koulibaly, a cost-effective alternative for the dynamic Frenchman.
Elsewhere in defense, two Chelsea stars Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso complete the list.