As the January transfer window approaches, FC Barcelona finds itself in a tricky situation. Despite leading La Liga and having already won the Spanish Super Cup, the club is restricted in its ability to make new signings due to Financial Fair Play regulations.
The recent sale of Memphis Depay to Atletico Madrid has created a small opportunity for the club to bring in a new player, but with a limited budget, options are limited. The club’s main priority is to find a young replacement for club captain Sergio Busquets, who is set to leave at the end of the season.
The club would be hoping to get a young replacement for the outgoing captain who can hold on to that position for a long time.
Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic is being considered as a potential replacement for Busquets, as he can operate in the pivot role. However, with current players Frenkie De Jong and Franck Kessie already able to cover that position, the club may not see Brozovic as a necessary addition this season.
Barcelona’s defense has been solid this season, having conceded just six goals in 16 La Liga matches, but the club is also facing a shortage at right-back. With only Sergi Roberto and Hector Bellerin as natural options in that position, the club may look to bring in a cheaper alternative or promote a player from within.
With Financial Fair Play regulations in place, the club may not be able to bring in a top-quality addition in this transfer window, but they can make smart decisions and promote from within. This will allow the club to continue competing on all fronts and eventually ease financial constraints.