Barcelona Transfer News Roundup: Russian prodigy to snub Real Madrid for Barca, Club

Barcelona were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League after losing 3-0 Bayern Munich in midweek. Xavi Hernandez has his work cut out for him trying to turn the club’s fortunes around. This is the first time in 20 years that the Catalans have failed to make the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top stories involving Barcelona from 12 December 2021.

Xavi says Barcelona players are lacking courage

FC Bayern München v FC Barcelona: Group E - UEFA Champions LeagueArsen Zakharyan in training (pic cred: WeAintGotNoHistory)Real Madrid and Barcelona have emerged as potential suitors for Zakharyan. According to El Nacional, Barcelona are set to steal a march on their arch rivals as the 18-year-old favours a move to the Camp Nou over Real Madrid.

Arsen Zakharyan Named Russian Premier League’s Best Young Football Player

Barcelona eyeing move for Agustin Alvarez

Peñarol v Athletico Paranaense - Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2021Sergio Aguero and Martin Braithwaite have hit Barcelona hard. Now that Memphis Depay has joined them on the treatment table, the club are in desperate need of a striker.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have their sights set on 20-year-old Uruguayan striker Agustin Alvarez. The youngster has already been likened to legendary Urugayan marksmen like Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.

He rose through the ranks of Uruguayan outfit Penarol and made his senior debut in September 2020. Alvarez scored a goal on his international debut in September earlier this year as Uruguay beat Bolivia 4-2 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

He has scored 23 goals and provided five assists for Penarol in 40 appearances across all competitions this season. Alvarez has reportedly popped up on the radar of plenty of big clubs. He is also looking to take the next step in his career by joining one of the top European clubs.

Penarol have reportedly slapped a €12 million price tag on him. As such, signing him in January is a viable option for Barcelona.

Barcelona are following Agustín Álvarez, Peñarol’s 20-year-old striker. The player wants to move to Europe in January, and his price would be set at around 12 million euros. [md]

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