Last weekend, Barcelona president Joan Laporta hinted that the club could bring in up to 3 new players during the January transfer window. This number seems ambitious, given the financial situation in which the Spanish team finds itself. The approach of the players will depend a lot on the departures that will happen to the Blaugrana. What is most likely to happen is the approach of a new striker to the squad.
Among other alternatives, the name of Timo Werner is circulating in the Spanish press. Germany have been linked with a possible move to the Spanish club in January. Barcelona closely followed the striker, before he left Leipzig and signed with Chelsea in England.
The Spaniards want to get back in the game for Werner's services, and this may be the right moment. Germany is going through a difficult period in the Premier League, where it lost the title to Chelsea. Werner has played just 388 minutes this season in the league, unlike last year, where he was the absolute starter. Laporta is said to have studied the situation well, and is keen to accept an offer in the form of a loan.
But if the Werner scenario does not materialize, Barcelona has another player in mind. He is Edinson Cavani. His situation at Manchester United is more or less like that of Werner at Chelsea. Cavani is not a regular starter in the squad Solskjaer, and this has caused dissatisfaction among the Uruguayans.
The striker is already 34 years old, but his experience may prove very necessary for Barcelona. The Catalans have a team full of new talent, who need guidance and support on the field. This can not be done only by coach Xavi.