Shkodran Mustafi could be chosen by Barcelona to prop up a defense in need of reinforcements. With a Umtiti who seems incapable of leaving behind his knee problems, the Barça club combs the market to hire a center-back who can ease the burden of minutes on Piqué and Lenglet. In this way, two names sound strongly in Can Barça: Shkodran Mustafi and Antonio Rudiger.
According to the British newspaper Daily Express, Barcelona have Rudige as their first optionr. The Chelsea center-back did not have an easy start to the season, although in recent games he is counting more for Frank Lampard and has a contract with the London club until 2022. In a context of great economic difficulty for Barcelona, the operation would seem very complicated and the club has more to throw to Mustafi.
In the case of the former Valencia player, the player ends his contract next June and has already informed Arsenal that he will not renew, always according to the aforementioned information. Barcelona know that the German is a great market opportunity: At 28 years old, he would be a high-level alternative to Piqué and Lenglet and his transfer would be affordable at an economic level..
In the summer of 2016, Mustafi left Valencia after two seasons in which he performed at a high level. Much remembered by the Valencians is the great defensive couple that he formed with Nicolás Otamendi, who also headed from Mestalla to the Premier League. At Arsenal he has had his ups and downs, but he has always proven to be a guaranteed central defender. In January he could return to the League after almost five years of having left Valencia.