The center-defender will not be the only position that Barcelona will seek reinforcements in the January transfer window, as Marca now reports that the Catalan club is also interested in transferring a goalkeeper and a striker.
The club’s technical department wants to make these purchases in order for the team to be strengthened and ready to cover any eventual problems that may come through the season, such as injuries and suspensions.
These two positions are not a priority for the club, however Barcelona’s leaders are observing some candidates to reinforce these two positions. Sports director of the club, Eric Abidal, wants to transfer a center-forward since Munir El Haddadi is the only option to replace Luis Suarez at the moment.
Suarez is already 32-year-old, and because of his age he himself admitted that he would need more rest this season. Because of this, Barcelona needs another striker, who could replace Suarez in the busiest parts of the season.
If Munir succeeds in performing well in games activated by coach Ernesto Valverde, then Barcelona will not seek another center-forward. But if he fails to prove himself, then the Catalans will buy an striker in January.
Barcelona will also ask for another goalkeeper in the January transfer window. Club leaders are happy with the competition between Ter Stegen and Cillessen, but they do not know how long the Germans can continue to play at the highest level, especially since he considered the possibility of leaving Barcelona last summer .
Catalan club leaders fear that they might lose the German goalkeeper this time, and for that reason they want to be prepared for his possible departure in the future.