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The departure of Sergio Busquets announced, Barça has planned a first transfer window priority for this summer: recruiting a high-level midfielder. This Friday, Mundo Deportivo takes stock of two hot issues but far from won for the Catalan club. First, the track leading to Martin Zubimendi remains very relevant in Barcelona, especially since the price to pay is known. To crack Real Sociedad, Barcelona will have to lift the release clause of 60 million euros from the Spaniard, who would like to play the Champions League with the Basques according to his coach. The whole problem lies here, convincing the 24-year-old player promises to be difficult according to the Barcelona media.
The Kimmich Complexity
This is why Xavi and his management play on several fronts and have not given up on the idea of achieving the big blow Joshua Kimmich. If the culé club is aware of the complexity of the file, with the two years of the German’s contract remaining at Bayern, he wishes to communicate to Munich his desire to negotiate. It remains to be seen how the Bavarians and the player himself will react, not inclined to force his hand for a departure as Robert Lewandowski was able to do last year. In this context, Barça is betting on procrastination and patience for these two priority transfers, Zubimendi and Kimmich. The negotiations are just beginning behind the scenes.
To sum up
The departure of Sergio Busquets announced, Barça has planned a first transfer window priority for this summer: recruiting a high-level midfielder. This Friday, Mundo Deportivo takes stock of two hot files but far from being won for the Catalan club.