Barcelona Potential Starting XI With Robert Lewandowski & More Signings


With Barcelona linked with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Cesar Azpilicueta, and recently completing the signing of Raphinha, here is how Xavi could have the Blaugrana line up in his first full season in charge of the club.

Click through the gallery above to see how Barcelona could line up during the 2022/23 campaign!

Despite their well-publicised financial difficulties, the Catalan giants have still managed to bring some new faces to the Camp Nou.

Barca continue to be heavily linked with superstar striker Robert Lewandowski as they look to contend for the LaLiga and UEFA Champions League titles next season.

That transfer could reportedly happen if the Blaugrana table a fee of at least €50 million (R856 million) to the Bavarians, who are not keen on letting the player go, but will perhaps be prompted to do so with only 12 months remaining on his current deal. 

Should the transfer go through, the Pole will presumably be leading the line in Spain, where he would likely be flanked by La Masia graduate Ansu Fati on the left of the attack and new signing Raphinha on the right. 

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Barca have also reinforced in the defensive positions, bringing in central defender Andreas Christensen and defensive midfielder Kessie on free transfers.

Kessie's mobility and ability to get across the pitch would presumably avail the opportunity for the likes of Gavi and Pedri to dictate the tempo of matches in a midfield three. The defensive responsibility will be on the Ivorian so as to afford the Barca youngsters the freedom to be playmakers of the aforementioned attackers in Xavi's preferred 4-3-3 formation. 

The tactician is reportedly still keen to tighten up his backline further by bringing Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta to Spain too. 

Should they be signed, the Blues duo would come in and occupy the defensive flanks while also making decoy runs for the wingers, something they have been adept at during their time in London. 

Any more potential incomings would have to be done after some outgoings, with midfielder Frenkie de Jong tipped to leave the five-time European champions for Manchester United, but even with the departure of the Dutchman, Barca could still field a formidable side next season.

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