Barcelona to seek Kessie's departure in case Gundogan joins the Catalans

The current Barcelona team has a number of weaknesses, however the team has prioritised strengthening certain positions over others

This entails adding a left winger, potentially another central midfielder, a defensive midfielder to replace Sergio Busquets, a right-back to succeed Jules Kounde, and a right-back.

In these spots, Barça has a variety of targets ready as well. The pivot choices are Martin Zubimendi and Sofyan Amrabat, with Juan Foyth, Thomas Meunier, and Jeremie Frimpong rounding out the list of candidates. The left flank position will likely be filled by Ez Abde when he returns, however Yannick Carrasco’s arrival is also a possibility.

Barcelona is considering Ilkay Gundogan as a central midfield alternative elsewhere. If he does not agree to a new contract with Manchester City, the German is slated to become a free agent in the summer. However, given the quantity of centre midfielders the team already has, their pursuit of Gundogan is particularly puzzling. As a result, Javi Miguel has reported that if Gundo is signed, Barcelona may try to get rid of Franck Kessie.

Numerous prestigious teams are interested in Kessie, who has a great market presence in Italy. There have been rumours that he is being watched by both AC Milan and Inter Milan. Additionally, Barcelona and Inter have already discussed Kessie. The two parties were actually on the verge of agreeing to the transfer in January, with Marcelo Brozovic joining the blaugranes in exchange.

Kessie struggled in the beginning to fit in at Barcelona, but he managed to do so in 2023 and has since put on some impressive performances, including a dramatic league victory over Real Madrid.

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