New Barcelona Sports Director Deco does not have much work to do in the near future, but he will face countless difficult tasks. The former Brazilian international left open the possibility of Barca successfully recruiting Vitor Roque in the 2024 winter transfer window. That is a strong blow to coach Xavi Hernandez’s ambitions.
Bringing Roque to Nou Camp will not be a top priority because the Sport and Deco have two more important tasks. That is a new contract extension with Robert Lewandowski and Frenkie de Jong.
The De Jong deal seems difficult, but it is entirely possible as long as the Dutch player continues to feel happy at Barca. So Lewandowski’s problem will be more difficult.
Lewandowski is on a 3-year contract with the option to extend for another year, but his salary increases each season. Although still first choice for Xavi, Lewy will turn 36 next season and become the highest-paid player at the club. Barca does not see that as an ideal scenario.
Therefore, Deco will try to offer him a new one-year contract until 2025. The Polish star often talks about how happy he is in Barcelona, but the Arab side continues to be interested in the former Bayern Munich player.
Lu Phong | 21:17 October 17, 2023