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Barcelona looking for another Gavi and already have a target: Who is Javi Guerra?

Barcelona‘s primary goal for the upcoming summer transfer window, which starts in less than a month, is to strengthen the midfield pivot position.

The Barcelona hierarchy have several names on the list, but no decision has been made yet. There are many players with different characteristics and varying costs, and until the available budget is clear, there’s little that can be done. For now, the club must wait.

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The Barcelona hierarchy are looking for a player similar to Gavi, a midfield pivot who prioritizes strength and defensive talent. Flick intends to play most of his matches with two pivots in the center of the pitch.

The squad includes players like Frenkie de Jong and Christensen, while Oriol Romeu is not expected to stay. Additionally, Gavi is currently injured.

The Gavi Factor

One reason for wanting a player similar to the young academy graduate is that Gavi‘s recovery process will not be resolved in a few days.

Although he is progressing according to schedule and is expected to start the season with the team, after such a serious injury and a long period of inactivity, it is normal for it to take several months for him to return to his previous level.

Therefore, the club wants a player who can provide strength to the midfield. Gavi‘s absence has been more significant than initially anticipated.


The team has missed him during the season, and it has been one of the main reasons why the team has not been able to win any titles this year.

Favored by Barcelona

One of the targets on the table is Javi Guerra. Barcelona has been following the player for some time and he could be one of the team’s reinforcements for the next season. Barcelona‘s directors like Guerra, and he fits the team’s needs.

However, the problem, as always, is the current ‘Fair Play’ limitations, which prevent the club from making any transfer moves.

Guerra is a player they will pursue if there is money for the transfer, which would cost around 20 to 25 million euros. Napoli, who already inquired about him in the winter, remains interested.

The Guido Rodriguez Option

For all these reasons, the option of Guido Rodriguez is currently at a standstill. The Betis player is also of interest to Barcelona and would come on a free transfer, but the club needs to study the salary cap space to decide which player to choose.

Guido has a profile more similar to Christensen, who is certain to stay with the team, so for now, the club must wait.


Last modified: 3 June 2024