Barcelona are not finished with their business in the Premier League. This time, the Catalan club wants to bring midfielders following their successful raid of the English top flight in July.
Head coach of the Blaugrana Xavi Hernandez has been tasked with the responsibility of bringing back the glory days of the club, the level football fans knew and where it expected to reach, as he would have the backing of the club’s hierarchy to succeed.
Although most clubs will not be willing to let go of their best legs at this time, a decision is not far from reach when the best offer is left on the table.
According to Fichajes, with information from Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona has left options open and will try to sign some key midfielders to the Spotify Camp Nou in January.
Although the club is not insisting on getting these three players at the same time, it is anticipating getting at least two midfielders in a bid to strengthen its team.
The three Premier League midfielders Barcelona wants to sign in 2023
1. N’Golo Kanté
One of the surprise names on the list of Barcelona targets is N’Golo Kanté. The Frenchman used to be the brain box of Chelsea’s midfield and sometimes played in the wings.
However, he’s out of favour at the club with no extension in sight, making him one of the best players in Europe who have an uncertain future. The report suggests Kanté wants to stay at Chelsea, but the current reality indicates otherwise.
Why does Barcelona want N’Golo Kanté? Xavi sees the Frenchman as the best candidate to make the midfield due to his experience and exposure. Most football fans can acknowledge his role in Chelsea’s Champions League success in 2021.
2. Rúben Neves
One of the best players and the reason Wolverhampton Wanderers have been safe in the top flight, Rúben Neves has been a target for many European clubs.
Barcelona sees Rúben Neves as a top priority above every other player on their agenda and would work towards ensuring securing his services becomes a reality.
Right now, Rubén Neves has over two years in his contract. Wolverhampton’s current contract ends in the summer of 2024, making him a player that would be available in the market
According to The Sun, Rúben Neves snubbed Manchester United and Liverpool in favour of a dream move to FC Barcelona in the summer.
The Blaugrana are looking to sign the Portuguese player to make re-enforcement with the imminent departure of Sergio Busquets
3. Youri Tielemans
The glory days of the Belgian at the King Power stadium have dwindled. His contract with the Foxes ends in the summer of 2023, with plans for renewal.
Barcelona wants Youri Tielemans because of his technical abilities. For a long time, he has been linked with a movhigh-flying lying Premier League title hopeful, Arsenal.