5 players Barcelona should pursue in the January transfer window
The summer transfer window proved to be futile for Barcelona as they had a miserable time landing their targets. The club's management came under immense pressure from fans and media alike for their below average negotiations, and their inability to renew the contracts of high-profile players like Messi and Iniesta.
As we approach the January transfer window, here are five players Barcelona should pursue to strengthen their squad:
#5 Matthijs de Ligt (Centre-back, Ajax)
The 18-year-old Dutch international already has 2 appearances for the senior national team. With Pique, Mascherano and Vermaelen all crossing the age of 30, Barca have turned their attention to one of Europe's hottest properties who has already earned 45 caps with Ajax at such a young age.
De Ligt has already made an impression at Ajax and the Catalans want to bring the defender to Camp Nou in January and nurture him into a player for the future.
The 6ft tall wonderkid will bring " young blood " to the Barca defence and would form a suitable back line along with Samuel Umtiti.