Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that the club are still looking to make more signings before the transfer deadline. Speaking to MD, Laporta said that “a right-back and two midfielders are missing” from Xavi Hernandez’s squad.
Laporta’s comments come after a number of reports have linked Barcelona with a number of players in those positions. The most likely target for the right-back position is Joao Cancelo, who is currently playing for Manchester City. Cancelo is a versatile player who can play both as a right-back and as a left-back, and he would be a major upgrade on the current options that Barcelona have in those positions.
In midfield, Barcelona have been linked with a number of players, including Oriol Romeu and Giovani Lo Celso. Romeu is a defensive midfielder who would provide some much-needed stability in Barcelona’s midfield, while Lo Celso is a more creative midfielder who would add some much-needed flair to the team.
It remains to be seen whether Barcelona will be able to sign all of their targets before the transfer deadline, but Laporta’s comments suggest that the club are still very active in the market. If Barcelona are able to add a right-back and two midfielders to their squad, it would be a major boost for Xavi Hernandez’s team, and it would give them a much better chance of challenging for major trophies next season.