An insight into Barcelona’s summer transfer plans has been provided this week with the Spanish giants keen to shake up their attack.
Somewhat surprisingly, Barcelona look to be eyeing a complete rejig of their front-three ahead of the 2022/23 season.
This comes with Mundo Deportivo reporting that Barcelona are planning to create a front-three with Ansu Fati, Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.
Barcelona are planning to create a front-three with Ansu Fati, Lewandowski and Raphinha.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) May 20, 2022
Lewandowski looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer in search of a new challenge, whilst Raphinha is expected to leave Leeds United should they be relegated from the Premier League on Sunday.
As a result, the possibility that said trio becomes Barcelona’s front-three next campaign is quite high.
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However, it would also be somewhat unfair on Barcelona’s current attackers if Xavi Hernandez were to completely switch up his forward line.
In particular, it would seem harsh on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has been a player reborn in Catalonia.
The 32-year-old has scored a very impressive 11 goals and provided one assist in 16 La Liga outings for Barcelona since his move from Arsenal in January.
Elsewhere, Ferran Torres was signed for big money from Manchester City less than six months ago. The Spaniard has scored seven and assisted six in 25 outings for Barca and would probably not be too happy at losing his space less than a year after joining the side.
Finally, the arrival of Lewandowski and or Raphinha would likely spell the end of Memphis Depay’s time at Barcelona.