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. On the other hand, Real Madrid are back to where they left their last season. Los Blancos are 2nd in La Liga and also have made it to the round of 16 pretty easily. The team is looking stronger than ever with Benzema also returning from injury. It is fair to say that they had an easy UCL group as compared to other teams. Barcelona are the only team who have scored more than Los Blancos.
Apart from all this action on the pitch, Real Madrid and Barcelona had successful transfer windows in their aspects. Casemiro left for Manchester United but Ancelotti has new signing Tchaoumeni to praise. Barcelona signed Lewandowski who is delivering for them as expected. Tony Rudiger signed as a free agent for Los Blancos and has settled in well. Ancelotti and Xavi both are 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.
Reports say that Barcelona and Real Madrid are targeting players in the January window. While Real Madrid’s season has pretty much been the perfect one, it cannot be said the same about Barcelona. The Blaugranas have crashed out of the UCL. Their domestic form is very impressive though 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.
Javi Guerra is a top priority for Barcelona
One of the names that is discussed within the club is Javi Guerra. The 19-year-old is one of the top prospects in Spanish football and is currently at Valencia. Barcelona have already made contact with his agents over a move but nothing is confirmed yet. Real Madrid are also in the race for the teenager. Guerra is a midfielder who can take up versatile roles in the midfield. His current Valencia contract expires in 2023 which has attracted a lot of clubs.
But Valencia will not be letting him go that easy. They will surely try to get the maximum amount of money for him or renew his contract. It will be hard for them to convince him to stay if a top club comes in for him.
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