One disappointing option…a potential winter deal for Barcelona

There is great difficulty for Barcelona to conclude any deal during the current winter Mercato due to the Financial Fair Play Law, but there is a possibility of including one inexpensive option available to Joan Laporta’s management.

This option is Jesse Lingard, the former Manchester United player, who according to “Mundo Deportivo” has become strongly on the table of Barcelona’s management to support the team this January.

Lingard has not been linked to any club since the end of his contract with Nottingham Forest last summer. He trained for a period with the Saudi Al-Ettifaq, and is now training alone in Dubai to maintain his fitness.

The English international has already offered his services to Barcelona, and the club is considering the option of including him, considering that it is a free deal, and the player himself will not receive a significant salary, which may be in line with the rules of financial fair play.

At the same time, Lingard is reliable in midfield, meaning he could be a replacement for Gavi, as well as his starting position for a winger, and this is a dynamic that Xavi Hernandez currently needs in his roster.

Barcelona can sign Lingard at any time, not just in January, but they must sign him before February 2 if they want the 31-year-old to participate in the Champions League.

This is not the first time that Lingard has been on Barcelona’s table, as he was an option two years ago, before the Laporta administration preferred to sign Ferran Torres from Manchester City.

Lingard’s choice may be very disappointing to Catalan fans, considering that the player has never proven himself with Manchester United, and the last match he played dates back to last April!

It remains to be noted that Barcelona made one winter deal, which was to sign Vitor Roque, and it was supposed to make other deals had the German Libero Fund not failed to pay the purchase price of 10% of the shares of Barsa Studios.

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