Barcelona are set to sign Manchester United sensation next summer after missing out this summer.
Barcelona’s business over the summer has been very successful, but there is still a need to improve the right-back position.
Hector Bellerin is the only natural candidate to play at the position, despite having just finished a promising season at Real Betis.
Jules Kounde, a center-back by trade, is being utilized as a right-back by Xavi, as was seen during Barça’s 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich, especially after Sergino Dest’s loan move to AC Milan.
In light of this, Fichajes has stated that Xavi plans to strengthen the right-back position in the upcoming summer.
Juan Foyth of Villarreal was the club’s primary aim this past summer, but it appears that Diogo Dalot of Manchester United is now at the top of their list of targets.
The Catalan team is interested in signing the Portuguese international on a free transfer since his current deal expires in 2023.
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Barcelona will keep an eye and ear out for any other options, though the Manchester United defender continues to be a priority.
For the first time in a few years, Barça is in the running to win both the Spanish and European championships, making strength-in-depth an essential quality.
The luxury for the Blaugrana is to select the best starting XI from a variety of possibilities available in the squad at various positions.
The right-back position, though, is an apparent exception to this rule, and it took a last-minute scramble for the side to bring Bellerin in.
Barcelona’s pursuit of Dalot may or may not continue in the future, although it is likely that the club will bring in a new right-back before the 2023–2024 season.