Barcelona are ready to add two more world-class players to their already star-studded squad.
After finishing second in the 2021-22 La Liga season, the Blaugrana are determined to turn things around next season.
The club have done an excellent job so far, recruiting some world-class players in this summer’s transfer window. Although they have already significantly strengthened their ranks, they are still looking for more players.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top stories surrounding Barcelona August 5, 2022.
Pep Guardiola reveals his stance on Bernardo Silva’s future
Bernardo Silva is heavily linked with a move to Barcelona. The Portugal international was in sensational form for Pep Guardiola’s side last season. In 50 games in all competitions for Manchester City in the 2021/22 season, Silva scored 13 goals and provided seven assists.
The Manchester City manager has now responded to rumors linking Silva with Barcelona. Guardiola discussed the matter in a press conference ahead of City’s first Premier League game of the season against West Ham United on Sunday. He said (about Fabrizio Romano):
“I’d love for Bernardo to continue, but… I don’t know what’s going to happen. Players have cravings sometimes, and I’m not the person to stop a person’s cravings.
“I want Bernardo to stay here 100%. We’ll see what happens.”
Barcelona reach an agreement with Bernardo Silva’s agent
According to the previous report, it looks like Barcelona are one step closer to signing their top midfield target. According to COPE, the Catalan giants are confident in signing Bernardo Silva as they have already agreed everything with Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent.
Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Silva but according to the report, this is not a cause for concern for the Blaugrana. All they have to do now is sack Frenkie de Jong as soon as possible to provide the funds for the move and also free up her payroll.
Barcelona are close to signing Marcos Alonso
One of Barcelona’s priorities this summer was finding a worthy replacement for Jordi Alba. They had identified Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso as the ideal candidate.
Corresponding Fabrizio Romano, Barca are close to signing Marcos Alonso. Romano claims the Blues have made significant progress in their talks with Chelsea over Alonso’s transfer. The Blues are ready to sell Alonso after inching a deal for Marc Cucurella.
Romano added that Barcelona agreed personal terms with Alonso months ago. Thomas Tuchel is yet to greenlight the deal but Barcelona are now finally confident of signing the Spaniard.
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