Barcelona transfer news: Xavi's substitute, the most wanted player

Despite the FIFA suspension, Xavi's exit gives rise to possible candidates

Barcelona transfer news: Xavi's substitute, the most wanted player
Barcelona transfer news: Xavi's substitute, the most wanted player

Despite the FIFA suspension, Xavi's exit gives rise to possible candidates

Xavi Hernàndez
Xavi Hernàndez

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This summer ends FIFA suspension imposed to the club according Barça can't register new players. Thus, if there are player that leave the club, the players must play now at Barça. However, after Aleix Vidal's transfer (who can't play until January 2016), the press publish possible names of players who could join Barça next winter.

The favorite

The main battlefield is captain's substitute. Xavi Hernández is already in Qatar and are offered names to fill the gap. The main name is the French player of Juventus paul Pogba. Even the coach, Allegri, has admitted that it will be difficult to retain him. But the heart of the Turin team has many pretenders and the economic competition could be an impediment.

The options

One of the first names that have emerged is the midfielder from Borussia Dortmund, Ilkay Gündogan. Despite the physical problems he has had recently, the Turkish player would have passed a medical, but the cost of the operation would be a serious problem. On Tuesday, Francesc Aguilar commited to Marco Verratti in Mundo Deportivo pages. The PSG player, according to this information would be Pogba's alternative. lluís Miguelsanz, however, explained in Sport pages that the incorporation of Paul Pogba would be a priority this summer an next year would focus on efforts to agree a replacement for Xavi. With Gündogan controlled, another alternative to Pogba would be Geoffrey Kondogbia.