For the remainder of the season, FC Barcelona is intent on righting the ship. La Blaugrana has struggled against inferior opponents in recent games. Therefore, Xavi and Barça are attempting to address this trend as soon as they can.
But just as their players were starting to recover from injuries, another issue arose. Gavi, a vital midfield player, is currently out with an ACL injury.
Unfortunately, it appears like he will miss the remainder of the season recovering. Barça is undoubtedly feeling his absence already, and it will only get worse as the season goes on.
It seems, though, that Barcelona might just have some good news despite the mixed emotions. Mundo Deportivo claims that Barça has just learned information from La Liga that may be advantageous for them during the impending January transfer window.
Their original plans to sign Brazilian player Vitor Roque to a contract with Barcelona in January had been thwarted. But it seems that Gavi’s injury might actually be a blessing in disguise.
According to the source, Barcelona has until June of next year to use 80% of the player’s income toward the purchase costs needed to add Roque.
Even though the Catalan giants will eventually need to register him with the appropriate financial fair play, it would still give them a little window of opportunity to accommodate Roque for six months in advance. Although this news is quite encouraging, according to SPORT, Barcelona will need to wait for official confirmation.
In addition to the gifted striker for Athletico Paranaense, Barça is still scouting midfielders. Xavi Hernandez and La Blaugrana specifically are hoping to bring in a solid short-term replacement.
For the duration of this present campaign, at least, an additional recruit is being scouted. Xavi, meanwhile, is still upbeat about the depth of the Barcelona team that he already has access to, independent of any new additions.