“Busquets? Barca’s latest addition has fans perplexed and bursting with anticipation!”

After 14 seasons of representing Barcelona, Sergio Busquets has bid farewell, leaving a massive void in the club’s midfield and their heart. Whilst they are reportedly searching internally for their 4th captain, there are reports that the Catalan club is seeking to sign a replacement defensive pivot to fill Busquets’ shoes. Xavi Hernandez has made this his top priority for the summer, and there are several names on the cards.

Reports suggest that Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is their first choice, looking at his quality, experience and adaptability. However, the 28-year-old is reportedly unhappy since the departure of Nagelsmann. Martin Zubimendi is also a popular candidate. Xavi praised the Real Sociedad star in a press conference on Friday, describing him as an extraordinary pivot who understands the game well and wins duels.

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Other potential candidates include Sofyan Amrabat, Guido Rodriguez and Ruben Neves of Fiorentina, Real Betis, and Wolves respectively. There has been talk of a trade between Wolves and Barcelona involving Neves and Ansu Fati, who has reportedly fallen out of favour at the Catalan club. Reports suggest that a verbal agreement is already in place between Laporta and the Premier League side.

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