FC Barcelona Inch Closer to Signing Big Premier League Talent for Next Season

Published 03/27/2022, 3:45 PM EDT
MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 20: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (25) of FC Barcelona celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish football league, La Liga match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Santiago Bernabeu on March 20, 2022, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

FC Barcelona can’t do anything wrong at the moment as the club is flying high. Their victory in the El Clasico was a sign of better things to come, and it’s all seemingly materializing before the start of the next season.

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Barca had been aggressive in the January transfer window, getting four players in the squad, three of them from the Premier League. While Adama Traore is just a loanee, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres are permanent transfers who have been fantastic for the club.

Moreover, the club won’t stop there and has been linked with several players, just three months before the summer transfer window opens again.

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Raphinha agrees on personal terms with FC Barcelona

Leeds United stars Raphinha is the latest superstar who has been linked with the club, and according to Diario Sport, it’s more or less done. The Brazilian winger has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with the club and will reject all other offers in the future.

The club is preparing for the departure of French winger Ousmane Dembele, who has been in fine form for the club in recent months. Moreover, this would entail that they won’t sign Adama Traore on a permanent deal and the Spaniard will go back to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Other players linked with Barcelona

Other than Raphinha, FC Barcelona have also been linked with Chelsea duo Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta. Both of their contracts will expire in the summer and if the deal does materialize, the club will sign two great defenders for no money whatsoever.

Moreover, they have reportedly signed AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie already. The Ivory Coast star was going to be a free agent in the summer, and Barca has snapped him up on a four-year deal. He passed his medical and nothing will stop the move from going through at this point.

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These moves have propped Barca up for a fantastic season in 2022 as they will try and compete for the La Liga crown again. The team is looking good under Xavi, and maybe, FC Barcelona really is back.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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