Barcelona FC He’s getting closer and closer to the possibility of signing Joao Felix But, as we told you in Don Balón, this issue is not even to our liking Xavi Hernández still needs for the preparer, which is in contradiction to the wishes of Deco and Joan Laportathat go hand in hand with the Portuguese. The coach, on the other hand, believes that after Dembélé’s departure, they have a player who can replace him and that it will cost 100m in the future, so he has other wishes.
There are two requests and none is Portuguese
Xavi made it clear, and although he assured in a press conference and outside that his relationship with Deco was good, in truth he asked for a right-back and an attacking midfielder, and a few days before the market closes, Barça is negotiating the arrival of Joo Félix. Does that mean Menino de Ouro doesn’t like the manager and can’t help Barça? No, but it is not strictly necessary.
And not because Ansu Fati (or Ferran) would have to leave the team first, which is as unlikely as it is risky, but also because Xavi believes in Lamine Yamal as a player who can be sensational in a short space of time and João’s arrival would severely limit. Under the current scheme, which even Gavi is struggling to fit into, there is only room for a pure winger who will make Raphinha right, with Jamal as a substitute. Thus, Pedri, Oriol Romeu, Ilkay Gündogan, and Frenkie de Jong are the four chosen for the organization where Joo would not have a place, and if he did, it would reduce the place for Gavi and many others.
As you can see, the arrival of the Portuguese in Barcelona would be an obstacle for the jewel of the quarry, but it would also put more pressure on the team Ansu Fati, Gavi, Ferran Torres j Go away, for which Barça have no room or reaction in this transfer market. Therefore, it is understandable that Xavi not only does not prioritize the Atlético de Madrid footballer but also emphasizes other needs in build-up, arrival, and play on the wing.