Barcelona have been doing pretty well as a team under the tutelage of footballing brain Xavi. Ever since his arrival at the dugout as a manager, the Catalan club has only amplified their standards to the next level.
They are currently sitting at the second place in the La Liga points table. Having played six games so far, they managed to win 5 games and played out for a draw just once, piling up 16 points out of the possible 18.
Although they lost to Bayern Munich by 2-0 at Alliance Arena, they drew plaudits for their collective rhythm which were seen in certain areas. It also gave the fans a huge hint that revival is happening smoothly and started to trust the process.
If they manage to keep up their momentum and channelize their aggression in the right manner, they would be destined for greatness. It would be quite interesting to see where they would end up in the table at the end of the season.
Manchester City wants to renew Ilkay Gundogan’s contract
Meanwhile, in the latest development, Barcelona had an opportunity to recruit the services of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan in the summer transfer window. Moreover, they were even interested to bring the former Borussia Dortmund player at Camp Nou.
However, the move couldn’t materialize. Popular journalist Fabrizio Romano said he is pretty much confident that Barcelona, German clubs or even English clubs will try their best to sign the experienced midfielder in the next summer. As things stand, it seems that Manchester City wants to renew the midfielder’s contract.
“Barça had an opportunity to sign Gundogan in the summer, they were interested but nothing happened. Let’s see what happens next summer as I’m sure many, including Barça and German clubs, maybe English, will try, but he knows City wants to renew,” Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter.
Next summer he will be 32 . Lets not
— richie_rich ⭐️ (@waraich_haseeb) September 27, 2022Advertisement
gundo is good but we need a dm more than anything
— kazio (@kazio78) September 27, 2022Advertisement
32 and always injured. Best option. 🤌
— 🔥MutFame✍Padremany🔥 (@fame_mut) September 27, 2022Advertisement
We should be going for zubimendi and an established right back (prob trent) next season
And maybe 'messi' is we are allowed to dream
Those 3 will surely make us an absolutely competitive ucl level squad.Advertisement
— pallab_pratim_ (@2d_strikers) September 27, 2022
He is 33 and City wants to renew? 😳
— Ousmane (@uniqufootball) September 27, 2022
Zubi signed to compete with him
Sell de Jong for 100m if he doesn’t reduce his wage
Sign gundo on free to compete with pedri
Kessie and gavi battle it out
Torre gains more prominence
I see what you’re cooking for me Chavi🤲🏻
— .S (@agyapong_14) September 27, 2022Advertisement
But why? Free transfer Kessie can't even get enough game time to find form
— Kaine 💙❤️ (@KaineBarcaFC) September 27, 2022Advertisement
I'd love to have this baller tbh. But without a departure from either FDJ or Kessie I don't see it happening. There'll be surplus
— Sanele salvation (@Salvation_RSA) September 27, 2022Advertisement