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Barcelona Set Their Sights On This Liverpool Star Player: Dream Option For Xavi?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Fichajes claimed that Barcelona have set their sights on Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. It is understood that the Catalan club have identified the English talent as a target for the upcoming transfer window.

Alexander-Arnold’s Impressive Form In English Football

Alexander-Arnold is having a decent start at the Merseyside club but has garnered a lot of criticism due to his defensive inadequacies. The English full-back has found the back of the net on three occasions and picked up six assists in 39 matches for the Reds this season across multiple competitions.

The 24-year-old has been a reliable performer at the centre of the park based on his average 1.7 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 0.9 clearances, 0.9 shots, 1.9 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution after making 78.5% of his attempted passes in the English first division (stats via whoscored).

Alexander-Arnold’s current contract at Anfield is set to run out in the summer of 2025. Hence, it will be difficult for the Catalan club to sign him for a cut-price fee in this off-season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold
LEEDS, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Trent Alexander-Arnold prepares to take a free kick during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool FC at Elland Road on April 17, 2023 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Is Alexander-Arnold A Dream Option For Barcelona Boss Xavi?

Alexander-Arnold is a good tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well when he is playing at the top of his game. However, he has made his fair share of defensive errors at the back.

Still, there is no denying the quality that Alexander-Arnold possesses going forward. He is one of the best free-kick takers in Europe and can deliver some quality crosses in the opposition half. The English talent has carried most of the creative burden for Liverpool in recent years and is well-equipped to be a success story at a top club like Barcelona. He is primarily a right-back but can also fill in as a central midfielder or a right-winger if needed.

Alexander-Arnold has won every major trophy at Anfield and has got the right mindset to be a superstar at the Nou Camp if Xavi can somehow manage to get him on board in the future.

On his day, Alexander-Arnold can be an exceptional talent, so he would be a dream option for Barca to pursue during this summer transfer period.

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