Due to the difficulty of completing the deal .. Barcelona turns its attention to the Arab player instead of Sterling

Due to the difficulty of completing the deal .. Barcelona turns its attention to the Arab player instead of Sterling

Barcelona is looking for a replacement for Raheem Sterling, the Manchester City star, in light of the difficulty of including him, during the winter transfer market.

And Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona’s new coach, asked to strengthen the team’s ranks with a distinguished wing next winter, in the absence of many players due to injury.

According to the Catalan newspaper, “Sport”, Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech joined the list of players that the Catalan club is interested in contracting with in the coming period, due to the difficulty of contracting with Sterling due to the City’s financial demands in addition to the player’s salary and fair play rules, which impede the completion of the deal in January. .

Barcelona is suffering from a stifling economic crisis, and therefore is looking for the best players, provided that its coffers are not exhausted.

Thus, Barcelona set its sights on Moroccan Ziyech and believes that it could be a good option for Xavi, by including him on loan for 6 months, especially since he does not participate mainly with Chelsea.

Ziyech participated with coach Thomas Tuchel this season in only 10 matches, during which he scored two goals while making another goal.

Barcelona had previously been interested in the Moroccan star, when he was a player at Ajax, before Chelsea kidnapped him for 40 million euros.

It is noteworthy that another Arab star linked to the move to Barcelona is the Algerian Baghdad Bounedjah, who worked with Xavi at the Qatari club Al Sadd and was one of the best Arab strikers ever.

Source: “Agency”