Barcelona are actively seeking to sign Ruben Neves.
Barcelona are prioritizing the signing of a central midfielder in the summer transfer window. This is because the breakup with ‘Legend’ Sergio Busquets, who led the team for over 15 years, has been confirmed. As he still plays a pivotal role in the team, his vacancy is expected to be greatly felt. Accordingly, Barcelona are hoping to fill Busquets’ place with quality resources.스포츠토토
There are many candidates. Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan, Alexis McAllister and Martin Subimendi were mentioned.
Chairman Juan Laporta wants Wolverhampton’s ‘captain’ Neves. Spanish media ‘Mundo Deportivo’ said, “Barcelona and Mendes have agreed to bring Neves.” Ferran Correas of Spanish media ‘Diario Sport’ also said, “Barcelona has reached a complete agreement with Neves.”
The problem is the transfer fee. As Barcelona are experiencing financial problems, it seems difficult to pay all the transfer fees Wolverhampton is asking for. According to John Percy of the British media ‘Telegraph’, Wolverhampton is said to want 50 million euros (about 72.7 billion won) as Neves’ transfer fee. Investing 50 million euros in a player with only one year left on his contract is a risky move.
Accordingly, Barcelona are considering a swap deal. ‘Sport’ said, “Sergino Dest, Nico Gonzalez and Ez Abde are being considered as swap deal resources.” Even Ansu Fati, who was called ‘the second Messi’ and evaluated as Barcelona’s future, was also considered as a swap deal resource. ‘Sport’ said, “Parties can also be an option.”
Of course, the party doesn’t want to leave Barcelona. He hails from La Masia and has spent his entire career at Barcelona, so he’s expressing his will to stay with the team no matter what.
At the same time, Wolverhampton also want a cash deal rather than a swap deal. John Percy announced that “Wolverhampton do not want to include players in their deals. They only want money deals”.