However, the Blaugrana are not starved for options. Let’s rank them.
Inigo Martinez. The Athletic Bilbao centre-back is known for his ruthlessness and sheer power. But he’s also known for being rash, can cause a penalty or make a big error.
Cesar Azpilicueta. The Chelsea captain is experienced and also quite versatile and affordable. However, age is beginning to take a toll on the Spaniard.
William Saliba. The Frenchman played well on loan in France last season and aims to impress his managers at Arsenal this term. A move to Barca would be massive for the youngster.
Milan Skriniar. The Slovakian is a man mountain for Inter Milan and has proved himself to be high-quality. However, his passing game may need some work as Barca already have a big bully in Araujo.
Roger Ibanez. The Brazilian was a key part of Jose Mourinho Roma side that won their first European title since 1961. He can certainly play for Barca.
Josko Gvardiol. The Croatian was on fire for RB Leipzig last season. His tackling and passing were also superb. It’s all led to talks that he deserves to play for a bigger club – Barca maybe?
Pau Torres. The Spaniard has the complete package in terms of hight, speed, technique. Plus he’s left-footed like Barca need. His performance in helping Villarreal reach the Champions League semi-final was absolutely phenomenal.