FFP ruling will make Barcelona look for cheap solutions to strengthen the squad. According to Sport, Ilkay Gündogan is one of the main targets for Xavi this summer. The German midfielder is out of contract this summer and a move would theoretically be simple.
Xavi needs midfield stability. As we all saw lately, we lack creativity when Pedri and Gavi have injuries or suspensions, and things turn bad quickly. Gündogan would be a fabulous veteran presence to fortify and stabilize the midfield, particularly if Sergio Busquets leaves when his contract expires.
The bottom line is Xavi would probably prefer another City midfielder in Bernardo Silva. But he would be a much more difficult (and expensive) signing and unlikely to arrive. Gündogan should fit Barcelona if they’re serious about him. He would be a must-have sort of player heading into European competition next year.