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Grimaldo continues in Barça's 'look' for this summer

Published:20/01/2022 - 08:02h

Updated:20/01/2022 - 08:09h

Barcelona continues in search of a side. Benfica's defender, Alejandro Grimaldo, is the one who makes the most noise in the county offices, both for his present as a player and for his past in the youth academy

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The FC Barcelona needs to achieve a reinforcement for the left side. For Xavi Hernández, the ideal would be to incorporate any of immediate form in shape of cession so that it help the bands until it finalise the campaign. Nevertheless, the limit salarial shows like an obstacle, by what the options are almost impossible. Already in the offices of the Camp Nou have sounded several names that could arrive to 'cost zero' in summer, but the option to pay by a defender neither is descabellada.

Jordi Alba has done with the place of the left lane without anybody that do him competition, and already there is several alternative that the directive is considering. One of them is Alejandro Grimaldo. The Valencian already knows what is to dress the colours of the club, since it was in the quarry of the institution by almost 10 years. With an agreement that wins in 2023, the Benfica will have to renew him already or sell him when finish the season to take out something of 'cut' by the player. It is a footballer that likes a lot to Xavi, and that it could land in Catalonia in summer by some 20 million euros.

Besides, to be necessary, in the operation also could include some canterano that abarate his cost. Alejandro Balde does not have the necessary opportunities to be able to explode futbolísticamente, by what the defender would be interested in a cession where can add minutes and experience of game. With only 18 years and with index card of the Barça B, his present -to the equal that the one of Grimaldo when it was in the inferior of the entity- does not seem to be inside the Sportive City Joan Gamper.

The true is that the Barcelona still has not taken any decision in this regard with the subject of his sides, although they know that it is an urgency that has to be attended in June. José Luis Gayà also has been one of the candidates of the managerial blaugrana. The born in Pedreguer also finishes his agreement in 2023 with Valencia, although already they have done him an offer that rebasa his tope salarial of five millions. The Catalans have been attentive to the movements of the left marker and have done him know his interest, although his apego by the shield 'che' could hamper the operation.

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Joan Laporta has to show aggressive during the next window of traspasos if it wants to reinforce the defence. The sides are a need, since it does not exist a natural spare for Jordi Alba and Dani Alves is 38 years old. The ideal would be can incorporate some player to 'cost zero' as César Azpilicueta or Noussair Mazraoui, although the option of Grimaldo is planting increasingly firm in the arks of the City Condal. In spite of this, the spare generacional already has occurred in the forward and in the midfield, by what the four deep down can not remain neglected.

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