Barcelona’s performance has been a bit like a rollercoaster this season, with more dips than the stock market. Lately, it seems like they’ve been playing hopscotch rather than football, stumbling their way through matches. Naturally, this has given manager Xavi Hernandez a few sleepless nights, as doubts about their trademark style of play have started to circulate.
Barça’s attack this season has been more inconsistent than English weather. Their wide players have been as successful as a one-legged man in a butt-kicking competition. Needless to say, the Catalans are itching to fix these issues in upcoming transfer windows.
Deco has his eyes on Savinho
According to a report by Joaquim Piera from SPORT, Deco, the director of Barcelona, has expressed interest in potentially pursuing Girona winger Savinho as a transfer target in the upcoming summer transfer window of 2024. Since joining Girona from Troyes last summer, Savinho has emerged as a key player for Michel’s team, playing a significant role in their leading position in the La Liga standings.
Girona has registered the highest goal tally in La Liga this season, with a total of 31 goals. Among those, Savinho has impressively contributed eight goals (four goals and four assists), a feat unmatched by any Barcelona winger thus far this season.
This remarkable performance certainly caught the attention of Deco, who has identified the talented 19-year-old Brazilian winger as a potential acquisition target for the summer of 2024.
Barcelona will try to sign a winger
As previously stated, considering the limited goal-scoring ability demonstrated by the wide players this season, Barcelona is expected to actively seek a new winger during the upcoming summer transfer window. The club’s priority would be to acquire an exceptional player who can effectively operate on the left side of the field.
There have been discussions surrounding the potential interest in Nico Williams from Athletic Club as a potential target. However, it is worth noting that he may have a preference for joining Real Madrid instead.
Considering Savinho’s versatility as a player who can adeptly operate on both the right and left wings, combined with his youthful age of 19, he presents a captivating potential option.
Esteemed individuals within Barcelona perceive him to possess the desirable qualities that align with the “Barça profile.” It remains to be determined whether their interest in him will translate into concrete actions during the upcoming summer period.