The defense remains the key area for Barcelona to address in the next couple of transfer windows.
According to multiple reports emanating from Spain, Barcelona are targeting Celta Vigo left-back Javi Galan.
The Spain international only joined Celta from Huesca in 2021 for 4 million euros and his contract runs to June 2026.
The left-back has provided 3 assists in 34 matches this term on all fronts.
He is 27-year-old and has his peak years ahead.
Barcelona are looking to sign a left-back and have identified the 27-year-old as potential transfer target.
The report claims that Barcelona manager has extensively scouted Galan and is considering a move for the left-back. Xavi is a firm fan of Celta Vigo left-back and Barcelona could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Javi Galan is a skilled left-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. The former Huesca man has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Barcelona are closing on a move for Celta Vigo defender Javi Galan. Sport says Galan is a Barcelona target and will come to the Catalan club if they can strike a deal with Celta Vigo. The price is around 10 million euros and could be lowered if a player is included. Riqui Puig, for example, could be offered by Barca if Denis Suarez leaves this summer. Martin Braithwaite is another option. The problem is that the Galicians cannot afford the salary that he has at Barcelona.”
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Celta are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the left-back, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Good signing for Barcelona?
If Galan is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Barcelona.
Javi Galan 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 Spanish left-back to La Liga side.
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.