The Chelsea player was linked with a move to Nou Camp
As winter transfer window approaches, clubs will looking to add more strength to it’ squad. Barcelona will be looking for a striker and a defender. The La Liga champions are running short in defenders and will be looking to sign one in January. Barcelona is also looking for a replacement of Luis Suarez. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has dismissed talks of signing this Chelsea star.
Valverde dismisses centre-back signing amid talk of Christensen loan. Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not interested in signing a new centre-back in the January transfer window, despite talk of a move for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen. A report in Sport on Saturday claimed the Catalans have made a loan offer for Christensen.
The Denmark International has made just one Premier League appearance under Maurizio Sarri this season. Samuel Umtiti is out with a knee problem and Barcelona are said to be keen not to be left short-handed in defence. Ernesto Valverde does not appear desperate for a new signing provided Umtiti’s recovery proceeds as planned. Valverde told in a press conference ahead of a trip to Levante, “We want four centre-backs who can play.”
He further said, “Umtiti could recover and that would be great news for us. And it would mean that we would have four centre-backs for the rest of the season. although three are left-footed. We will know more about what happens with him in a little while, but we are Barcelona and want to have a team who can respond. As I said, we’ll see what happens but I’m happy to manage with what I have.” Christensen’s father and agent claimed in October that he will look to secure a move for the Denmark international if he does not earn more playing time at Chelsea.
It seems Christensen will have to look elsewhere for regular time action. Given the form of Pique and Lenglet, Christensen would have struggled to for first team action at Nou Camp. A move to a small club would only result regular first team action for Christensen.
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