One major thing Barcelona have to show for the 2021/2022 season is hope. The Catalan club failed to win any silverware, but there is optimism that next season will be fruitful.
Xavi Hernandez and the Barcelona board are working hard to sign good players despite their economic situation.
Two transfer deals have already been sealed with the arrival of Frank Kessie and Andreas Christensen.
Other players are expected to arrive, which would give the club a strong lineup that can finally lift trophies next season.
In this lineup will be Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who will continue as the goalkeeper. Ronald Araujo has proven himself reliable under Xavi, and will definitely be a starter next season.
The defender that could join Araujo in the centre-back position is Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegalese has been continuously linked with a Camp Nou move, and he could be signed if Barcelona find a financial solution.
Barcelona have been chasing two full-backs, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.
Getting these players doesn’t seem very possible. The Spanish club can, however, count on what they currently have. Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba might continue as next season’s full-backs.
Frenkie de Jong’s move to Manchester United is becoming increasingly likely. If Barcelona lose him, there are some talented youngsters who are already starters.
Pedri and Gavi may be Xavi’s best midfielders. And Franck Kessie is expected to take over from the aging Sergio Busquets.
Signing Robert Lewandowski remains a priority for Barcelona. De Jong’s move to Old Trafford could facilitate the deal.
If Lewandowski moves to Camp Nou, he would be the team’s centre-forward. Bernardo Silva is also likely to arrive if De Jong leaves.
The Manchester City player can play as a right winger. The clinical Ansu Fati could complete the front three.
This lineup looks very interesting and can produce something positive next season.
It could hand Xavi his first trophy at Camp Nou. But it all depends on whether everything works out in Barcelona’s favor in terms of transfers, finances, and wage bill.