Everything indicates that Barcelona will be left with the desire to hire Giorginio Wijnaldum. Paris Saint-Germain interfered at the last minute in the operation and everything indicates that the midfielder will end up playing for the French team next season.
At Barça they already have it assumed. The club considered him a fantastic market opportunity - he ends his contract with Liverpool this month. A great reinforcement for the spinal cord without great expense. For this reason, when PSG crossed paths in the operation pulling their checkbook, the Catalans stood up. They weren't willing to enter an auction for him.
At this point and assuming that Wijnaldum is already an option, he has to activate other alternatives. Regardless of the young players who are already at Koeman's disposal (Ilaix, Riqui Puig and even some of the subsidiary), the Barça entity has in its portfolio some others who could represent a market opportunity.
The Turkish midfielder ends contract with A.C. Milan. He has talent, an offensive profile and he is one of the best free kick takers on the continent. He could come free - he still has nothing closed with anyone - and he is 27 years old, so there would be some room for maneuver with him. He was in the portfolio of the candidacy of Víctor Font, who had him very much in mind as a possible reinforcement if he had won the elections.
He ends his association with Manchester City. The main problem that he has is his age (36 years), although in the case of a footballer who comes free, it could be valued to make him a contract for objectives. He has the level to play for Barcelona. With a more defensive profile, it could be a timely relief for Busquets, since Koeman does not have Pjanic. If he assumes a secondary role, the Barça team could be his last season in European football.
The Argentine midfielder ends his contract with Sevilla and does not finish clarifying his future. He has proposals to return to his country, but he would prefer to continue in European football. He has aroused the interest of some Italian team, but he still has nothing closed.