With Barcelona grappling with financial problems, two former top strikers are offering their services for little money. Barca strike?
Despite FC Barcelona’s financial straits, the once-top club still exerts a powerful attraction for top-flight players like Angel Di Maria and Alexis Sanchez. The duo have offered themselves to the Blaugrana, according to a report by Spanish sports outlet Sport.
With Ousmane Dembele’s possible departure and Adama Traore’s loan end, Barca are in dire need of a winger. According to the newspaper, Coach Xavi has already found the one with Raphinha. But similar to a signing of Robert Lewandowski, the Brazilian’s transfer fee still stands in the way of this move.
Sanchez and Di Maria with decent numbers in the 21/22 season
Free transfer players could be the easy and cheaper solution. With Alexis Sanchez, who is still under contract with Inter Milan until 2023, and Angel Di Maria, two professionals are said to have brought themselves into play with the Catalans. Both are no longer in their prime and well over 30, but at the same time the two attackers bring years of experience with Europe’s best clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Manchester United. In addition, Alexis Sanchez can already look back on a joint and very successful past at Barcelona: in 2013 the Chilean celebrated the Spanish championship with the Catalans.
Sanchez played at Inter Milan last season, scoring five goals and three assists. Still, according to Sport, he should be considering a move to the Catalans. Angel Di Maria is currently without a club, his contract with PSG ended this summer. His 2021/22 season was also impressive with five goals and eight assists in Ligue 1.