LIGA - Xavi to request five signings if made coach of Barcelona
Among the names mentioned as possible replacements for Koeman, Xavi appears to be the frontrunner. According to El Nacional, if he does take over as manager, he would ask for five signings from Laporta and his colleagues.
Although no specific names are listed in the report, Xavi has a strong concept of the type of person he wants.
A creative midfielder is at the top of that list, since he like to play positional football in a 4-3-3 formation.
Xavi wants two fullbacks as well, but he is specific about the type of player he wants. One of these should be a more adaptable alternative.
Next on the Spaniard's wish list is a dribbling-oriented winger, a position that the team sorely lacks.
Finally, and clearly, Xavi desires a center-forward. Barcelona's attackers are now an injury-prone Sergio Aguero and a far-from-Barça-quality Luuk de Jong, which is far from ideal.