It was rumored in the spring that Barcelona were planning a rebuild which could see the number of signings double digits. Currently, that figure is five, suggesting there may be more cases going on.
One of the positions rumored to be on Barcelona’s agenda is left-back. Since Junior Firpo left for Leeds United, Barcelona haven’t had competition or a natural replacement for Jordi Alba. At 33, it would be unwise to push his body to the limit.
According Diario AS, there are four names on their shortlist: Marcos Alonso, Javi Galan, Sergio Reguilon and Alex Moreno. The chelsea The defender remains the top priority as personal terms have been agreed and he was initially identified as the best option.
Galan would be next should a deal for Alonso fall through, while Alex Moreno is admired for his pace and ability to get to the boundary line. Reguilon’s name has been floated but his fanatical love for Real Madrid makes a deal unlikely.
Depending on the price difference, Alonso’s pursuit of Galan has its downsides. The former turns 32 this year, while Galan is only 27. Moreover, the latter has been very impressive for two consecutive seasons at Huesca and Celta Vigo, while Alonso has been the subject of criticism .