Azpilicueta is the first option..Sport publishes the three names available on the Barcelona table without cost

Azpilicueta is the first option..Sport publishes the three names available on the Barcelona table without cost

Financial resources remain the first obstacle for Barcelona to implement the project of Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez, and therefore the Catalan administration is seeking names that satisfy the aspirations of the masses and fit the bad economic situation.

Barcelona will sign a right defender for the future project: Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Mazraoui (Ajax) and Sidibe (Monaco) are the three alternatives.

Barcelona is still stuck in a difficult market in January as they have to release any weight to lower the salary block, and despite everything, Xavi has already designed the guiding principles for the future sporting project and one of the positions that will be strengthened will be the right-back position.

Xavi does not want Serginio Dust, and the former Ajax player can go out now or in the summer market, according to the offers on the table, and in the meantime, Barcelona has three alternatives on the table without cost, and they are Mazraoui (Ajax), Sidibe (Monaco) and Azpilicueta (Chelsea), The latter has been a priority so far, although a last-minute offer from Chelsea to renew his contract could change everything.

Barcelona want to see the benefits that Dani Alves can provide this season, but in any case they need a specialist full-back for a long season, and they are negotiating.

The main candidate is Azpilicueta. The Spanish player’s personal image fascinates the club and reports of his professionalism are very good. He has been playing at a high level for many years and seems a player already determined to return to Spain but Chelsea wants to keep him for another two years and is hesitant, and in a few days Azpilicueta will be able to sign for free with any club.

The other full-back is Mazraoui, part of the club’s sports administration is betting on the Moroccan from Ajax, but in Barcelona they are not convinced of his adaptation, and they do not want to experience the second case of the second, despite their different physical condition, as Real Madrid asked its representative Mino Raiola about him, and in At the moment, Mazraoui is waiting for Barcelona’s decision because his priority is to play at the Camp Nou

The third candidate is an old Barcelona acquaintance, who is French Sidibe, a full-back who was already in Barcelona’s orbit a few years ago. The world champion with France is a consistent player at Monaco although he was on loan for a year at Everton, is physically strong and can play In midfield, he’s already said he won’t renew and many top clubs are chasing him, and Barcelona have been watching him for years because of his physical and offensive display.

(Source: Sport newspaper)