Barcelona is preparing ahead beyond some of its veterans who are currently nearing the end of their careers, as they enter a critical period of their sporting project. They have started selecting targets that might constitute the new pillars of their future.
The name of Florian Wirtz, a midfield wizard for Bayer Leverkusen, has been making the rounds in the media lately.
Barcelona has long been interested in Wirtz, but as of late, their financial difficulties are a significant barrier to making these significant acquisitions.
A fantastic new revelation has just surfaced: according to SPORT, Barcelona is allegedly interested in Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez, whom Xavi Hernandez much admires.
The perfect Lewandowski replacement
Robert Lewandowski is in his second season as a Barça player and has a contract until June 2026, but despite being a consummate professional and taking great care of his body, he is 35 and is showing signs of slowing down.
The Pole has also already been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, and even though there is no indication of it materialising at the moment, it cannot be ruled out in the future.
Last season, Alvarez largely played second fiddle to Erling Haaland, but now his prominence with the Cityzens is rising.
He has played a total of thirteen games this season, scoring six goals and providing five assists. Of those thirteen games eleven have been as a starter.
After his remarkable World Cup-winning campaign with Argentina, his rise to prominence means his stock will have increased a lot.
If the club manage to stabilise the books a bit more, they could go for the striker and have him form a remarkable pairing with the incoming Vitor Roque in what would be a sensational strike partnership for the future in Barcelona.
According to SPORT’s reports, the City man is also believed to have an exit clause, which is not astronomical, making an approach for him next summer very feasible – provided there is silverware to back it.