Barcelona 'shortlist five potential targets as they look to secure two loan deals'

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Barcelona ‘shortlist five potential targets as they look to secure two loan deals until the end of the season’ to bolster Xavi’s squad amid financial woes

  • Barcelona have shortlisted five players as they consider two potential loan deals
  • The Catalans’ financial woes have left the club limited in their transfer business
  • The club’s temporary moves would last six months until the end of the season 


Barcelona have shortlisted five players for potential loan deals until the end of the season, according to reports. 

The Catalan giants’ well-documented financial woes have left them limited in the transfer window. 

With reported debts of £1.15billion in August, Barca are unlikely to be able to welcome any new arrivals to the Nou Camp and are under pressure to reduce their wage bill if Xavi wants to change his squad. 

Barcelona have shortlisted five players for potential loans to bolster Xavi's (pictured) squad

Barcelona have shortlisted five players for potential loans to bolster Xavi’s (pictured) squad

Man United's Alex Telles (pictured) and Juventus's Alex Sandro feature on the shortlist

Alex Sandro plays left-back for both Juventus and the Brazilian national team

Man United’s Alex Telles (left) and Juventus’s Alex Sandro (right) feature on the shortlist

New boss Xavi could therefore consider loan moves to bolster his squad while tackling the club’s finances. 

Barcelona appear keen to bring in a new left-back in January to see them through to the end of the season. 

The LaLiga side have shortlisted Juventus’s Alex Sandro, Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro, Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico, Manchester United’s Alex Telles and Villareal’s Alfonso Pedraza as potential loanees, according to Gerard Romero.

Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro (pictured) plays mainly at left-back but can also play in midfield

Argentinian Nicolas Tagliafico (pictured) is also being eyed by Barcelona to fill the left-back position

Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro (left) and Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico (right) are also on the list

Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza (left) has also been listed as a potential target

Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza (left) has also been listed as a potential target 

Barca are reportedly considering to bring in two of the targets on temporary deals for six months until the end of the season.

The club signed Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong on a loan deal last summer and Xavi’s faith in the Dutchman has paid off in recent weeks as he has netted three times in recent weeks. 

Meanwhile, Barca have been linked with a loan swap that could see dangerman Memphis Depay head to Juventus, while Alvaro Morata arrives at the Nou Camp on an initial six-month loan.

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