The January transfer deadline is quickly approaching, and we already have a basic background of what Barcelona might look like.
A high priority is to sell players to raise money, and then, only once that is out of the way, the Catalans will turn to new acquisitions.
According to a recent update from Sin Concesiones, Memphis Depay and Eric García are the most likely candidates to arrive at Camp Nou this winter. Of course, this isn’t exactly breaking news, but it sounds like the club’s going to try to get both deals over the line in January.
With both players running out of contract in the summer, there was always an option to sign pre-contracts in the winter and then get them essentially for free a couple of months later.
Buying them in January will require a small fee, on the other hand.
The same source claims both signings would then be the new president’s first arrivals. Whoever wins the elections will come into power just three or four days before the market closes so it might be a tight affair altogether.
Still, as things currently stand, we are likely to see Depay and García in Blaugrana sooner rather than later, because after all, Ronald Koeman insists that a new forward and a new center-back are priorities to strengthen the team.