Éric Abidal, ex technical secretary of the Barcelona


The French player that Abidal wanted to sign before leaving Barça

Published:14/09/2020 - 08:01h

Updated:14/09/2020 - 15:59h

Éric Abidal wanted to make one last signing before leaving FC Barcelona. The former culé technical secretary was very interested in Rennes' left back, Faitout Maouassa, whom he wanted as a replacement for Junior Firpo

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"In the last two years have tried to make changes that believed very important for the future of the first team. In spite of my convencimiento and my insistence have not achieved it. That's why I think that it has arrived the moment to put an end to my links with the club. I want to leave proof that I have renounced to the year of agreement that still had with the FC Barcelona". Of this way announced his resignation and exit of the Barça Éric Abidal.

The already ex Barcelona technical secretary decided to leave his charge after the failure against the Bayern of Munich with the 2-8 and went of the friendliest form possible. His relation with the changing room and with the 'heavy weights' of the same was touched of death from did months and his decisions at the head of the sportive direction neither helped him. By all this, his course was totally expected and did not surprise to any culé.

Éric Abidal, a legend of the FC Barcelona

But before going out, the French wanted to do a last work that did not have time to make. The ex defender carried time following the market of left sides in Tie it 1 and seems that it remained near to do with one of ls more stood out of the championship. According to the newspaper 'L' Équipe', the Frenchman interested a lot by Faitout Maouassa, carrilero left-handed of the Rennes and one of the disclosures of the course in France.

As it comments the prestigious French newspaper, Abidal wanted that the one of Villepinte arrived to the Camp Nou like relief of Junior Firpo. The Hispanic-dominican had offers of Italy and even spoke that it could go in in the 'operation Lautaro Martínez'. His exit was more than possible and if it gave the technical secretary wanted to cover the backs with his compatriot of so alone 22 years.

The price of Maouassa there was rondado the 15 million euros, a reasonable figure taking into account that it treats of one of the sides with more projection of France. Besides, by Firpo had obtained more or less the same figure with ease, by what his sale practically would have paid the signing. In the head of the sportive director all was very clear, but at the end remained without time to carry this movement to cape.

Abidal Had in mind an alternative to Maouassa

In case it had not been able to do with the one of the Rennes, Abidal had a second option in Tie it 1 for the left-handed side of the Barça. It treats of they Scrape Aït-Nouri, that sounded along the month of August for the group barcelonista. The one of the Angers is with 19 years one of the sides with more projection of Europe and of course of the football Frenchman. Real Madrid or Athletic of Madrid also have him in his diary and who know if any of them or another big will finish incorporating him next summer or the next.

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