Spanish soccer giants Barcelona are set to have a busy summer getting players to boost the team.
The club seems focused on getting talented world class and young players to cover defensively for the team. The Nou Camp has been linked with Hector Bellerin and Marco Verratti. It would be a tasking job, or near impossible, to lure the players this summer.
Barcelona are reportedly considering Ousmane Dembele. This is another player that would be difficult to get as the club does not want to sell either. Barca’s budget, if they do not sell players off, could limit the amount of money they could use to convince clubs to give them the best defensive talents.
Barca chased Dembele when he left Rennes but the player preferred Borussia Dortmund for career reasons. The player got regular football, developing more into the world class player he is now. He seems disappointed with the sack of Coach Thomas Tuchel who convinced him to move to Germany.
There are reports that he is weighing the allure of playing at Barcelona next season. The current manager Ernesto Velverde has a decent record of working with youngsters. The coach hinted that Messi might move to a central role so Barca needs a player with pace who can run wild on the right. Also when Messi gets advanced, Dembele can combine with Neymar as they are young and exciting.
Defender Samuel Umtiti said he would help the player settle down to life at the Catalan city, knowing that the club is keen on getting him. The double-footed, pacy winger could be a game changer for Barcelona next term but first Dortmund needs arm twisting to release him.