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Xavi is desperate to bring Juan Foyth to Barcelona

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Barcelona are keen on signing a right-back in the summer transfer window. However, their pursuit of Villarreal’s Juan Foyth has not yet yielded any concrete results. But, Xavi is said to be interested in signing the Argentine defender as he believes Foyth would be a quality addition to the team.

It seems that Xavi has a strong interest in Villarreal’s Juan Foyth. He reportedly asked Barcelona’s management to put extra effort into signing the player. According to SPORT, Xavi believes that Foyth’s qualities would make a significant improvement to the team’s right-back position. It remains to be seen whether Barcelona will follow through on Xavi’s request and make a serious move for the Argentine defender in the upcoming transfer market.

Barcelona have been struggling to find a suitable right-back in recent years. Sergi Roberto has been a regular option at that position. But he’s not a natural full-back and lacks defensive qualities. Sergino Dest was signed from Ajax with high hopes but has struggled to adapt to the team’s playing style and has been inconsistent. Hector Bellerin, who was a target last summer, has also struggled for form at Barcelona. Therefore, it’s not surprising that Barcelona are considering options like Juan Foyth to solve their long-standing right-back problem.

Problems Barcelona are facing while pursuing Juan Foyth

It is not surprising that Villarreal are unwilling to lower their asking price for Foyth, who has been a key player for them this season. However, it remains to check whether Barcelona will be willing to meet the La Liga side’s valuation of the player. Or look for other alternatives in the transfer market. In any case, it seems that signing a quality right-back will be a top priority for Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Foyth’s transfer fee is quite a hefty amount for Barcelona, especially during the club’s ongoing financial struggles. However, if Xavi truly believes that Foyth is the missing piece in the puzzle, the management may be willing to make an exception and try to negotiate a lower fee. It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the coming weeks and months. Especially as Barcelona try to rebuild their squad and return to the summit of Spanish and European football.

It is not surprising that Barcelona have prepared a list of alternatives in case they fail to secure Foyth’s signature. Benjamin Pavard, who plays for Bayern Munich and the French national team, is a versatile defender. He can play as a center-back and a right-back. Thomas Meunier is a Belgian international who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. While Joao Cancelo plays for Manchester City and is considered one of the best right-backs in the world. However, it is clear that Foyth is Barcelona’s priority target for the right-back position.

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