Xavi Lines Up First Barcelona Signing After Being Officially Unveiled As New Manager
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New Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez doesn't appear to be in a mood to waste time, as the Spaniard is reportedly targeting Kingsley Coman as his first major signing in January.
The Bayern Munich winger has impressed for the German champions this season, scoring twice in the Bundesliga while playing alongside the likes of Leroy Sane and Robert Lewandowski.
However, with the player thought to be keen on a new challenge, now could be the perfect time for Barcelona to bolster their ailing forward line by landing Coman.
According to SPORT, Xavi is a big fan of the Frenchman and wants to make him the first signing of the new regime.
It's been a busy week for the Catalan giants, who officially announced Xavi's arrival as the club's new manager, with the former midfielder replacing Ronald Koeman at the helm.
:rotating_light: Barcelona boss Xavi wants to make Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman his first signing. (Source: SPORT) pic.twitter.com/iaY1hiY9mk- Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) November 6, 2021
The 41-year-old has a huge task on his hands, with Barcelona currently sitting 10th in La Liga, having won just four of their opening 11 matches.
He will also have to contend the next few months' fixtures without the injured Sergio Aguero, who has been ruled out for the foreseeable future due to a cardiac issue.
With this in mind, it's no wonder that a forward is being targeted - as the 23-year-old's contract is set to expire in 2023.
Talks over a new deal have stalled in Munich, which has seemingly alerted the interest of Barca, as well as Chelsea.
Whether a deal can be reached for Coman in January remains to be seen, as he is still an integral member of Julian Nagelmann's Bayern attack.
And yet, if Xavi is as keen on the pacey winger as recent reports suggest, we should perhaps expect an offer of some description to be made when the window does re-open.