Barcelona Offered the Opportunity to Sign Jesse Lingard
The Catalan giants would want to enter the market in order to bolster their team, as they currently sit seven points behind Real Madrid and Girona in the Spanish top division.
Although they may adopt that strategy, many of the players connected to a move to the La Liga team are currently unaffordable due to their well-documented financial issues.
Gavi’s injury will prevent him from playing for the rest of the campaign, while Vitor Roque’s arrival will increase their attacking options.
Therefore, it indicates that Xavi still has the same numbers available to him, and further flexibility in terms of FFP will require some discussion and compromise.
Barcelona‘s greatest chance is, theoretically, a free agent willing to take a low salary, but as of midway through 2023–24, there aren’t many of these.
Sport claims that Barcelona has been told they are free to start talks with Lingard, nevertheless, if they so want.
Following his release from Nottingham Forest at the conclusion of his one-year contract, the former England international has been without a club.
The playmaker was reportedly paid £100,000 a week at the City Ground when he first arrived, but in 17 Premier League games, he had not scored a goal or provided an assist.
Since then, Lingard has been linked to teams in the Saudi Pro League and has spent several weeks training with West Ham United.
Nevertheless, it appears that Lingard and his representatives have notified Barcelona of their desire to talk about a transfer after spending time training in Dubai.
According to the article, any contract would only cost €2 million (£1.72 million) to record, which might be possible depending on other business that comes in during the month.
Although Barcelona has no shortage of inventive players, Raphinha has contributed the most assists with five and only Robert Lewandowski has scored more than four goals in La Liga.