It is an open secret that Barcelona need to sign a striker.
As per French media, Barcelona are linked with Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder.
The 31-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
He is considered to be one of the best strikers in France. Ben Yedder has left his mark at the international stage after netting 3 goals in 18 senior appearances for the France national team.
His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Adding a striker remains Barcelona’s top priority this summer and Xavi will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
The Barcelona manager has kept an eye on Ben Yedder for the last 12 months and he is impressed with the striker’s performances.
LaLiga giants are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Sevilla man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Xavi’s side.
According to the report, “Barcelona are eyeing AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder. L’Equipe says Barcelona are staying alert to Ben Yedder’s situation. The Monaco forward has 32 goals and 7 assists in 57 games this season. The former Sevilla forward’s contract ends in 2024, he’s 31 and per the report, wouldn’t rule out a move to Barcelona.”
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If Barcelona can agree on a fee with Monaco, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Barcelona?
Barcelona must improve their attacking options and the signing of Ben Yedder would be a step in the right direction.
Wissam Ben Yedder has all the skillset required to be a success story at Barcelona. Therefore, it makes sense for Xavi to step up his attempts to bring the France striker to La Liga giants.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Barcelona.
If Xavi sees him as the right man for his side, Barcelona should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.