Agüero, Klose, Turan, Gündoğan, Luis, Subotic, Vergini and Doria reportedly top Tata’s summer wishlist
Prior to his resignation as president of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell received an eight-player summer wish-list that manager Tata Martino felt out be the best possible options for his team moving forward.
According to ESPN, who claim to have seen the document in question, unveiled the eight names as; Manchester City striker, Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero, Lazio striker, Miroslav Klose, Atletico Madrid midfielder, Arda Turan, Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, Atletico Madrid left-back, Filipe Luis, Borussia Dortmund centre-back, Nevin Subotic, Sunderland (on loan with Estudiantes de La Plata) centre-back Santiago Vergini and Botafogo centre-back, Doria.
If the list is to be believed, Martino has put a heavy emphasis on defence, as four of the eight are defenders (three of the four are centre-backs), while Gündoğan is the loan defensive midfielder, with Turan, Klose, Agüero as forward, the latter two being number 9’s.
However, there report goes on to say that acquiring Agüero would take upwards of €28 million, plus two friendlies and a Barcelona B player, while the Felipe Luis and Arda Turan are considered by Atletico Madrid to be un-movable.