Barcelona are are having a really good time at the top of La Liga as the world cup goes on. The majority of players are representing big nations and others are getting well-deserved rest. Xavi is really looking to understand the team and what it needs. Their transfer window was one of the best ones in the history of the club. The likes of Lewandowski, Raphinha, Kounde, Kessie, and Christensen have really strengthened the squad a lot. They are out of the Champions League but the Europa League is still there to compete for. Barcelona are also the team with the highest amount of goals in the team.
Barcelona still looks far from their best but surely it looks like the best is coming soon. Lewandowski is delivering for them as expected. Jules Kounde has been a rock at the back for Xavi. Xavi is adamant that the team’s quality must be constantly improved. With the world cup on the horizon, players will feel tired eventually and injuries will happen. This is one of the reasons why the Blaugranas are targeting the January transfer window.
Barcelona’s domestic form is very impressive as they took advantage of Real Madrid’s slip-ups. Now, Xavi and Laporta are lining up a number of moves that they will try to pull off in January or the summer window later on. Xavi also will have his full squad available after the world cup. This will help him assess things better and make better decisions about the squad. Meanwhile, players not called up for the world cup have stayed in Barcelona and will be training.
Off-the-pitch issues for Barcelona
While things do look fascinating on the pitch, the same cannot be said about the things off the pitch. Son of Joan Laporta, Guillem Laporta is reportedly involved as a third party in deals for Lenglet, Dest, and Alonso. There is a claim that says he received money for facilitating these operations for Barcelona. While there is nothing to blame Laporta for, there is a feeling of lack of transparency at the club. It is felt as if there are things that are much deeper than they are thought to be.
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