Barcelona are clear that they need to strengthen in the No.9 position, but there are slightly differing opinions inside the club about who they should sign.
Ronald Koeman is clear that he wants to sign Lyon forward Memphis Depay, who will become a free agent on June 30, while Joan Laporta wants to make a splash by landing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
And then there is Manchester City‘s all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who is also going to become a free agent and is known to be close friends with Lionel Messi, another player in the final few months of his contract.
Clearly all three cannot arrive at the Camp Nou, so the hope is that, despite their debt of more than one billion euros, two will arrive, with it hoped that this will be Memphis and Haaland.
In the case of Memphis, Koeman has been trying to bring him to Barcelona for a year. The 27-year-old has some big offers on the table, but it is his intention to join the Catalan club.
Koeman would also be open to the arrival of Haaland, who is more of a pure No.9. The problem is that he would cost in the region of 150 million euros, yet Laporta is optimistic. The new Barcelona president has put a good part of the dressing room up for sale in order to fund a big-name signing.
Given that Koeman and Laporta are both in agreement over the arrivals of Memphis and Haaland, that puts Aguero and even Inter forward Lautaro Martinez at a disadvantage.
As well as bringing in two forwards, Barcelona are also set to sign centre-back Eric Garcia from Manchester City when his contract expires this summer, and it is a similar story with Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, although Garcia‘s move is further down the line.