Rúben Neves celebrating with Wolverhampton


Barça would have already decided their favorite midfielder for 2023

Published:29/09/2022 - 17:43h

Updated:29/09/2022 - 20:44h

Barça hopes to hire Sergio Busquets' replacement during the summer. The one from Badía would leave the team when his contract expires and the great candidate to replace him is Rúben Neves

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The summer of 2023 could mean a before and afterwards in the recent history of the FC Barcelona. And it is that except a 'volantazo' radical in his intensiones, Sergio Busquets will abandon the City Condal to final of season, as they inform diverse means. The agreement of the footballer with the Barcelona entity expires on 30 June of the next year and everything aims to that will take the decision of not renewing to put course to United States, where several clubs of the MLS want him.

For this reason, from the dispatches of the Spotify Camp Nou already think in the possible relief of the midfield player, that to his 34 years keeps on being a fundamental piece in the medullary of the square directed by Xavi Hernández. In spite of that the task will not be simple because of the importance that has had the '5' culé in the last 15 years so much in the terrain of game as in the changing rooms, the sportive direction Catalan handles several candidates, although there are some names that projects above the others.

As 'SPORT', Rúben Neves has turned into the big favourite of the entity blaugrana to take the 'witness' of the of Badía in the team. The Portuguese is an old known of the Catalan institution, that carries long showing interest in the mediocampista. In fact, during the past summer there were contacts between the Barça and the player, to the equal that with the Wolverhampton. However, the economic requirements of the 'wolves' avoided that the luso dressed of Barcelona this season, but the next market antoja different.

The agreement of the of Mozelos with the British institution expires in 2024, by what these will see in the obligation to access to a traspaso if they do not want to lose him to cost zero. Like this then , the agent of the midfield player, Jorge Mendes, aims to be one of the big protagonists of the operation, since the good existent relation between the representative and Joan Laporta 'allanan' the way for the barcelonistas. By his part, Neves, the one who has consolidated like a fundamental piece so much for the 'wolves' as for the selection of Portugal, would be by the work to put course to the City Condal, by what will do all the possible for putting under the orders of Xavi.

The 'plan B' of the Barça

Of this way, the 'plan B' of the Catalan square has confirmed . And it is that the first option of the culés was the mediocentro of the Real Sociedad, Martín Zubimendi. With an alike profile to the of Sergio Busquets, the footballer had many follower in the breast of Can Barça. To his 23 years is one of the referents of the square 'txuri-urdin', being master and gentleman of the medullary of the group donostiarra and a 'indisputable' for his trainer, Imanol Bailiff.

Nevertheless, his operation no antoja for nothing simple. The reason behind this is, precisely, his fundamental role in the Real, where is one of the key pieces of his technician. Thus, the square donostiarra has showed inflexible to the hour to negotiate by the player, to the one who pretend to renew him until 2027, and would remit to his clause of rescission, which is priced in 60 million euros, although it could rise to the 90 'kilos'. An extremely elevated figure for the pretences of the Barça, in where Neves begins to win integers to 9 months of the opening of the window estival.

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