Xavi, the manager of Barcelona, is set to make his mark on his old club in the January transfer window and has been granted the 'green light' to sign three players. Following a terrible run of La Liga results under failing manager Ronald Koeman, the former World Cup and Champions League-winning midfielder were brought back to the club in November. While there has been an immediate improvement in results and performances, with two victories and a draw from three games, he will be aiming to add to his playing roster in the future.
Barcelona has been connected to two bright young international stars who may be the figureheads of Xavi's revolution, with Timo Werner thought to be one of their targets. Werner has struggled to make an impression since joining Chelsea for £47.5 million from RB Leipzig in 2020, scoring just 15 goals in 64 appearances, with only one in the Premier League this season.