The 2022 summer transfer window will be a crucial period for Barcelona. With their financial woes gradually easing, the Blaugrana could have some funds to bolster the first-team setup at Camp Nou, albeit if they manage to manoeuvre the personnel efficiently.

One of the key areas for Barcelona to reinforce ahead of the 2022/23 season will be the offensive unit. While they have added six attacking players since last summer, a closer look reveals why the Catalan giants will have to continue splurging on forwards in the next window.

Robert Lewandowski

The first alternative is arguably the best striker in Europe at the moment. So, in essence, this player could even be an upgrade on Erling Haaland, albeit only for a short period, considering he is approaching the final phase of his career. We are, of course, talking about Robert Lewandowski.

Darwin Nunez

The next name on our list features a player who has been tremendously growing in stature this term. Interestingly, this striker played a key role in Barcelona’s ouster from the UEFA Champions League, scoring a match-winning brace to help his team qualify for the Round of 16. This forward is Darwin Nunez.

Marcus Rashford

The last name on our list might come as a surprise to many. After all, several strikers, including Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Lautaro Martinez, have been linked with Barcelona. And Marcus Rashford is not even a like-for-like alternative to Haaland. But the Manchester United forward could be the most approachable of possible Barcelona targets in the summer.

Rashford faces an uncertain future at Manchester United in the wake of recent rumours pointing towards him considering his place in the first-team setup at Old Trafford. And while the English international comes off as someone who tends to fight for his spot, the possibility of leaving Manchester United is increasing by the day.