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THE DUTCH HAS ASKED MERINO

Mikel Merino, Koeman's favorite to reinforce Barça's midfield

Published:9/06/2021 - 14:58h

Updated:9/06/2021 - 17:33h

Mikel Merino has been on FC Barcelona's agenda for a long time and it seems that he is Ronald Koeman's favorite midfielder to reinforce the team this summer. The Dutchman has chosen him, although his price moves him away from Barça

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The FC Barcelona​ wants to fichar a physical midfield player, with experience, route and character this summer. In summary, the culés looked for a similar prototype to the of Georginio Wijnaldum, that was the 'Plan To' of Ronald Koeman and of the Barcelona. However, the Dutch planted to the group barcelonista when already it had it everything almost enclosed and decided to leave to Paris Saint-Germain, where offered him an a lot greater wage.

It is question of days that the firm Dutch with the PSG, by what the Barça will have to follow looking for a mediocampista that fit in the parameters that look for. Luckily, the Catalans elaborated a list with other interesting means, although considerably more expensive that 'Gini', that finishes agreement with the Liverpool and had arrived free. By this reason was a bargain that could not leave escape and therefore it hurts to have him stray.

However, the one who purportedly is now the favourite midfield player of Koeman for the Barcelona has more future and technically is quite better that Wijnaldum. It treats of Mikel Merino, that as it aims the program of 'TV3', 'Onze', is the player that wants the trainer of Zaandam. The ex seleccionador of Holland would be loved with the Spanish and would have clear that in case to incorporate to somebody, would have to be he the elected.

Merino is a similar profile in the physical to the future footballer of the PSG, since has a lot of route, although perhaps it was not so powerful. Nevertheless, the one of the Real Sociedad is very upper in the technical section and would be a perfect hybrid between quality and physicist. It is strong, high, has good vision, tácticamente is intelligent, possesses a good command of the spherical, is a half of gone and turn, has arrival and defensivamente works a lot of for the team.

The clause of Merino is of 60 millions

In addition to all these qualities, his age (almost 25), does that it still have a good margin of improvement and can be still better player of what already is. By all this, there is not doubt that it is a perfect candidate to reinforce the centre of the field of the Barça. However, this big player has a but, and is not another that his price. His clause of rescission is of 60 million euros and his value of market arrives until the 40, by what it would be necessary to do an important outlay for ficharle.

It will be necessary to see what occurs, since the Real does not be used to to negotiate the sale of his stars and is likely that demand his clause to leave him leave. In these moments, the Barcelona can not allow pay 60 millions by fault of his delicate economic situation, by what all aims to that the blaugrana go to remain with win them. Nevertheless, it suits to follow closely what suceda with the ex of Osasuna and with the Barça.

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