Report: Portuguese and Italian clubs line up for the signature of Barcelona youngster

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According to Sport, Rey Manaj has two options on the table. The 24-year-old has been hinted with a move away from Barcelona, and there are a handful of clubs interested.

The first is the Italian club Sassuolo and the second, Famalicão from the Liga NOS of Portugal. Following his performance against Gimnastic, these rumours have only intensified.

The Albanian has been rumoured with an exit from the club, and as per several reports, he was never going to feature next season for the B team. The Catalans’ relationship with Sassuolo, with the transfer of defender Marlon Santos back in 2018, makes the deal between the clubs feasible. 

As for Famalicão, they have reportedly been in advanced talks with the striker, who finished as Barca B’s top scorer last season. They consider him a priority for next season, however, it is yet to be known whether or not he will be signed on a permanent deal or on loan. 

Nevertheless, the club could value keeping him taking the possible departures of Braithwaite and Griezmann into account.

The Dane’s representatives have affirmatively stated that he will be at Barça come next season, however, following his brilliant season with Barcelona as well as the sensational European Championships with his country, he could attract suitors elsewhere.

As for Antoine Griezmann, there is always the possibility that he returns to Atletico de Madrid. The Frenchman has no interest in leaving La Liga, and if one or both leave, that void will need to be filled by someone. 

Rey Manaj could perfectly fit into that role, behind veteran Sergio Aguero, who will most certainly be the main striker.

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