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Barcelona turned down chance to sign former Liverpool captain this month – report

The absence of Gavi has burdened Barcelona significantly. After the youngster suffered an ACL tear with the Spanish national team, Joan Laporta publicly affirmed the club’s desire to recruit a midfielder in the January transfer window.

While the search is still underway, the possibility of a former Liverpool captain transferring to the Catalan giants was on the cards.

Jordan Henderson offered himself to Barcelona

Indeed, according to SPORT, ex-Liverpool midfielder Henderson offered himself to Barcelona weeks ago.

Despite his move from Al-Ettifaq to Ajax being nearly complete, his initial desire was to don the Blaugranes jersey.

The player knew that Barcelona was looking for a midfielder, especially after Gavi’s injury. His agents contacted the club and made an offer for the player.

After discussing the situation, the management opted not to sign the 33-year-old midfielder for a number of reasons.

Not only did his play style not match the profile they were looking for, but the club also wanted to use the financial space that was available to sign Vitor Roque.

Moreover, while Henderson’s experience appealed to Barcelona, the player wished to be signed on a longer-term deal than a six-month loan, which the Catalan giants could not agree with, considering his age.

Awaiting the investment

Although Henderson’s option was cast aside, Xavi aspires to sign a reinforcement in midfield, and it will come down to whether Barcelona receives a financial injection this winter.

After Libero, Orpheus, and failed to provide the required funds for a 49% stake in Barça Studios, Barcelona are currently looking for new investors

The sale documentation is ready, and two parties have shown interest. The Catalan giants have to select one of the two, and the deal is anticipated to close within a few days. To avoid any issues, Barça requires an upfront payment of €50 million from the selected investor.

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