Xavi contacts Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan to discuss Barcelona switch?

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Xavi contacts Gundogan to discuss Barcelona transfer?

Barcelona boss Xavi has reportedly taken a proactive strategy to his switch plans forward of 2023-24.

The Catalan giants are heading in the right direction to win their first La Liga marketing campaign since 2018-19, their lead on the prime of the standings presently at 9 factors.

Nonetheless, elimination on the Champions League group stage and final 32 of the Europa League have dealt the membership an extra monetary blow.

Barcelona’s points on that entrance had already been well-documented, and La Liga president Javier Tebas acknowledged earlier this month that they have to elevate £177m in participant gross sales and cutbacks earlier than they’ll make any signings in the summertime.

Regardless of that improvement, Barcelona have continued to be linked with a wide selection of various gamers, no matter their standing or valuation.

Barcelona manager Xavi pictured in September 2022.

Realistically, although, free brokers could have to be the primary port of name if Barcelona efficiently generate the funds required to strengthen their squad.

Because it stands, Gundogan falls into that bracket, the Germany worldwide presently considering whether or not to tackle a brand new problem on the finish of his contract in the summertime.

Though the Germany worldwide is due to flip 33 years of age in October, he stays a key a part of Pep Guardiola‘s squad on the Etihjad Stadium, making 37 appearances in all comptitions.

In accordance to AS, Xavi has recognised the half that Gundogan might play in his squad and has moved to make contact with one among his precedence switch targets.

Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan in action with Chelsea's Kai Havertz on January 5, 2023.

The report claims that Xavi has knowledgeable Gundogan that the membership will do every thing potential to remedy their issues with FFP so as to facilitate his arrival.

Moreover, it’s instructed that Gundogan is keen to take a pay reduce so as to safe a switch to Barcelona at the start of July or later.

Whereas Barcelona are presently well-stocked for midfield choices, Sergio Busquets might depart the membership on a free switch on the finish of the season.

Franck Kessie has additionally been incessantly linked with an exit from the membership, that choice theoretically being deemed a pretty choice due to the Ivory Coast worldwide signing on a free switch final summer time.