3 German players who may be moving to Barcelona
Barcelona did a good start in the 2017-2018 season. Blaugrana still perfect in the first seven matches Spanish League. They also always win in two Champions League matches.
Although able to look good, Barcelona plans to add ammunition in January or summer 2018. They have prepared the names to be brought next year.
Barcelona high officials Ariedo Braida in charge of observing the players who will be targeted. Braida will likely make Barcelona German scented next season.
The former AC Milan official at the end of September flew to Germany to monitor the players who were hunted by Barcelona.
As reported by Bild, there are at least three German national team players are being targeted by Barcelona. Here are three German players who targeted Barcelona:
1. Leon Goretzka
German midfielder Leon Goretzka celebrates after scoring his second goal against Mexico in the 2017 Confederations Cup semi-final at Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia (29/6). Germany won 4-1 over Mexico. (AP Photo / Thanassis Stavrakis)
1. Leon Goretzka
Schalke 04 midfielder is in the list of target Barcelona. Goretzka can be obtained for free summer 2017. Goretzka contract with Schalke runs out June 2017.
Goretzka almost certainly will not extend it. He wants to try new adventures outside of Germany. Many clubs are interested in Goretzka because it can be obtained free of charge.
Barcelona must compete with Juventus, Inter Milan and Liverpool. But Bild believes Goretzka prioritizes moving to the Nou Camp.
2. Mesut Ozil
Barcelona have trouble getting an aged Andres Iniesta replacement. Philippe Coutinho was originally the main game of Bluagrana.
But it is very difficult to recruit Coutinho. Liverpool tried desperately to keep the Brazilian player. Barcelona bid over 150 million euros rejected by the Reds.
Difficult to have Coutinho, Barcelona began to shift to Mesut Ozil. The German player is easier to recruit because his contract with Arsenal runs out next year.
In addition, Ozil also has advantages because it is familiar atmosphere of Spanish football. He has previously played for Real Madrid.
3. Jonathan Tah
The increasingly elderly Gerard Pique made Barcelona start looking for his successor. Braida reportedly wants Jonathan Tah to be Pique’s successor.
Tah is a mainstay defender Bayer Leverkusen despite only 21 years old. Tah already has three caps in the senior German national team.
The former Hamburg player is best suited to be Pique’s successor. Tah has a great high posture like Pique. The owner of 194 cm tall is also good at reading the opponent’s attack.