Barca Identify Midfield Star As No. 1 Target?
FC Barcelona Identify Midfield Star As No. 1 Target?
FC Barcelona have reportedly identified the superstar they will attempt to sign to solve their current midfield problems.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with Barca in recent seasons, but it has now been reported that the Catalans see him as the solution to their problems in the middle of the park.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Spanish club are concerned with the deterioration of their midfield, with Andres Iniesta ageing, and the likes of Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets unable to find their best form.
Although Coutinho is a not an out-and-out central midfielder, Barca reportedly believe he could play down the middle in the hopes of strengthening the trio that plays behind the Catalan club's attack force of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Barca are reportedly also eyeing Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti as they search for a long-term replacement for Iniesta.
Andre Gomes has been criticised by many for his displays this season, as has Rafinha, while Denis Suarez has impressed but struggled with injury.
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