Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona are ready to abandon their pursuit of Marcos Alonso if they can sign the RB Leipzig defender.

After finishing second in the 2021-22 La Liga season, the Blaugrana are determined to turn things around in the upcoming season.

The club has done an excellent job so far, recruiting some world-class players in this summer’s transfer window. Despite having bolstered their ranks quite considerably already, they are still looking to bring in more players.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top stories involving Barcelona from 2 August 2022.

Los Angeles Galaxy agree deal in principle for Riqui Puig

FC Barcelona v Levante UD - LaLiga Santander
FC Barcelona v Levante UD – LaLiga Santander

According to Albert Roge of Relevo, MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy have reached an agreement in principle to sign Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig on a permanent transfer. As per the report, the two clubs are ironing out the details and it is only a matter of time before the transfer is officially announced.

Puig couldn’t nail down a starting spot at Barcelona and had fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of Franck Kessie this summer. He did not receive any tempting offers from European sides and has now reportedly now decided to experience football in the US.

Miralem Pjanic ready to reduce salary to continue at Barcelona

Olot v FC Barcelona - Pre-Season Friendly
Olot v FC Barcelona – Pre-Season Friendly

Miralem Pjanic returned to Barcelona after his loan spell at Besiktas earlier this summer. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Bosnia international wants to be a part of Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona team.

He impressed Xavi in pre-season and wants to learn from the Spanish coach, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time.

To that end, Pjanic is ready to take a pay cut. He will reportedly not cause any fuzz over minutes either as his focus is to learn as much as he can from Xavi. Pjanic presently does not have any real offers as potential suitors have been put off by his wage demands.

🚨 Miralem Pjanić has told Xavi that he is willing to lower his wages at Barcelona in order to stay at the club.(Source: @mundodeportivo)

Barcelona looking to sign Angelino on loan

RB Leipzig v Liverpool FC - Pre-Season Test Match
RB Leipzig v Liverpool FC – Pre-Season Test Match

Barcelona have already made some world-class additions to their squad this summer. But they’re not done yet and are in the market for a left-back who could be a worthy backup for Jordi Alba.

According to Futbol Total, the Catalans are interested in signing RB Leipzig’s Angelino on loan for the 2021-22 season. However, they do not want to add an option to buy in the deal.

They believe that signing Angelino on loan would a risk-free move and if they do land him, they will abandon their pursuit of Chelsea‘s Marcos Alonso. RB Leipzig are reportedly open to offloading Angelino after signing David Raum from Hoffenheim this summer.

Barcelona have asked for the loan without a mandatory option to buy Angeliño for this season. If it were possible, Barça would not sign Marcos Alonso.— @FutbolTotalCF


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