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Barcelona feel sorry after missing their chance of signing Pablo Sarabia

Julian Araujo

Spanish outlet Fichajes reported that Barcelona evaluated the possibility of signing Pablo Sarabia during the January transfer window. The Catalan giants are now sorry they didn’t manage to secure the 30-year-old attacker from Wolverhampton Wanderers in a winter move.

Pablo Sarabia, a Spanish international, came through the ranks of Real Madrid’s well-known youth division, where he spent over seven years before moving to Getafe. However, he made a name for himself after joining Sevilla in July 2016. Following three years with the Andalusian team, he signed with PSG, but he was inconsistent at Parc des Princes.

In January, the 30-year-old left PSG to join Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he has performed exceptionally well. Sarabia has already played in five matches for the Premier League team and scored his first goal. Nonetheless, he might have signed with Barcelona during the January transfer window instead of joining Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Why are Barcelona in desperate need of a new attacker?

During the January transfer window, Barcelona wanted to sign a new wide attacker to replace Memphis Depay, who left the club. However, even though Depay moved to Atletico Madrid, Barcelona could not sign any player to improve their offensive unit.

Barcelona had an eye on Pablo Sarabia, who could have been a budget-friendly option for them. But they failed to meet the Financial Fair Play requirements to sign a new player. Similarly, Atletico Madrid missed out on signing the 30-year-old attacker. The two clubs are now eyeing Angel Di Maria in the upcoming transfer window.

While Sarabia has excelled at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Barcelona will likely look for a new wide attacker in the summer, with Raphinha’s future in question. As for Di Maria, it remains to be seen if he will join either club to boost their offensive capabilities.

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