Barcelona are already preparing for the January window and are planning their first signing in the hope of strengthening their squad for the second half of the season.
The Blaugrana spent a lot of money during the summer, signing players like Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde and others, and may increase this during the winter.
After an impressive start to the season, in which they finished top of La Liga, they have been hit by a number of injury problems that could jeopardize their season as they head into the World Cup break.
They are therefore planning for the future and looking at a new defender, as injuries have affected their current options in the backline.
Barça are studying the signing of Iñigo Martinez in January due to their injury troubles. It depends on his price, and whether the player has recovered from his physical problems. [mundodeportivo]
Inigo Martinez is a proven defender from La Liga, who previously had a successful career at Real Sociedad, and Barcelona see him as an ideal option going forward.
The 31-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season, which means Barcelona can get him cheaper, which will also benefit them financially, which they are in dire need of.
Barcelona want to maintain a positive start to the season and prevent the season from fizzling out, so signing a new defender in January is almost a necessity.