Barcelona offered the chance to sign Premier League midfielder, asking price set at €85m | OneFootball
Barcelona offered the chance to sign Premier League midfielder, asking price set at €85m
Barcelona’s business for the summer transfer window kicked off on Monday as they officially confirmed the signings of Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen on free transfers.
The Blaugrana will now focus on getting the deals for Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha over the line while continuing to look for other market opportunities to strengthen their roster.
And, journalist Gerard Romero is now reporting that Barcelona have been offered a chance to sign Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves by super-agent Jorge Mendes.
The Portuguese agent was in Barcelona on Monday and is believed to have met club officials to discuss various potential deals. And as per Romero, during the discussions, Neves has been once again offered to the Catalan giants by Mendes.
The 25-year-old has been identified as the heir apparent to Sergio Busquets for the pivot midfielder role. Barça had been seriously considering a move for the former FC Porto ace this summer but were priced out of a move by Wolves.
As a result, the La Liga giants decided to postpone their pursuit of Neves until 2023 as he would be entering the final year of his contract with the Premier League club then.
However, Mendes has now put the midfielder’s name back on the table at Barcelona, although with the Portuguese international’s asking price set at a massive €85 million, it is hard to imagine that the Blaugrana will be in a position to go after him.
As iterated earlier, Barça have Lewandowski and Raphinha as their top priorities at the moment while they are also working to sign Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jules Kounde to strengthen the defence.
So, splashing €85 million on Neves this summer seems like an unlikely prospect.
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