Barcelona will be grateful that their transfer ban has been lifted. After a season of ultimate failure they will be looking to their new coach to breathe new life in to the squad for a fresh assault in the autumn.
And Luis Enrique may have his five top targets identified (aside from Claudio Bravo and Ivan Rakitic), according to Sport.es
Marquinhos – The 20 year old centre back has a stellar career ahead of him and Barcelona could be close to completing a deal for the player. He only joined PSG last year but the pull of Barca may prove too strong.
Jeremy Mathieu – Has been solid as a rock in defence for Valencia since they since him in 2009. He’s played 120 league games and scored 5 times.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado – The 26 year old Columbian who plays as a winger fro Fiorentina might be deployed by Barcelona as a wing back in the event of the departure of Dani Alves. This guy is a speed demon.
Koke – A wonderful talent who Barcelona fans would be happy to have on their own side rather than the victorious opposition. At 21 he already has it all – mobility, dynamism, balance, poise. And he’s only going to get better. Would cost a fortune to sign.
Marco Reus – Sadly injured just before The World Cup and the tournament will be poorer for his absence. A wonderful winger with two great feet and a brilliant scoring record. Would suit Barcelona perfectly.
Let’s see Cuadrado in action. Barcelona fans: which of these guys is the priority signing for the summer?