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Xavi Hernández is very clear about the player profile he needs to strengthen his team in this winter market. There are two positions that the coach considers very deficient in the current squad: the winger and the center forward. For the first, he is very clear about the player that best suits his slate: the Manchester City striker, Ferran Torres. The Spanish international is chosen by the technical secretariat to reinforce the team in this winter market. However, the club, aware that Torres’ departure will not be easy -Right now they separate Barcelona and City about 15 million euros-, other cheaper and more affordable alternatives are being considered-

And one of those options is, as published by ‘Sport’, Inter’s Chilean forward Alexis Sánchez. Xavi, who knows him perfectly when he met him as a player, considers the Chilean a very usable player, especially in search of imbalance and goal. It seems, according to the newspaper, that the operation would be subject to Inter also accepting the loan of Luuk de Jong until the end of the season.

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In any case, as AS has learned, Xavi does not consider Alexis as his first option to occupy this position, which continues to have Ferran Torres as a priority candidate. As soon as it is confirmed that the City forward cannot arrive in the winter market, then the other options that the technical secretariat is considering would be activated, among them, the possibility of Alexis Sánchez’s return to Barcelona.

Remember that Alexis played three seasons for Barcelona (2011/14), with a total balance of 141 games played, 47 goals and 35 assists. Now, at 32 years old, he could have a new opportunity, like Alves, in the event that the operations that the technical secretariat has in mind cannot be closed.