BARÇA LOOKED FOR A CENTRAL
The manager of Lindelöf says that Barça went for him
Published:29/09/2019 - 18:07h
Updated:29/09/2019 - 18:07h
FC Barcelona wanted to sign Matthijs de Ligt, but the Dutchman went to Juventus and so they could have looked for other alternatives. Lindelöf's agent says the Catalans contacted Manchester United to sign the Swede
The FC Barcelona was during months behind the signing of Matthijs of Ligt. The Dutch was very near of the picture blaugrana, but with the step of the summer went moving away more and more until being an almost impossible operation. The Juventus of Turín offered him much more money and the neerlendés decided to accept his offer and go to play to Italy.
After the "no" of Of Ligt, the Barcelona tracked the market in search of another central of guarantees, although finally they decided not incorporating to anybody. They sounded several names and one of them was the one of Victor Lindelöf, defender of the Manchester United. The Swedish fulfilled with the pretences of the Barça and, as it has confirmed his agent, the club blaugrana called to the United to buy him.
"They communicated with Ed Woodward in numerous occasions with concrete offers. Had a meeting with his manager of traspasos, Matt Judge, to try do a transfer. But simply they said: 'there is not any possibility. Victor is one of our best players'", explained Hasan Cetinkaya to Aftonbladet.
The style of the ex of the Benfica, according to his representative, would hit very well in a FC Barcelona that always wants head offices that can go out with the balloon played. "The form to play of Lindelöf, his DNA, is very near of the form to play of the Barcelona. It is one of the best head offices of the world with the balloon to his feet and therefore the Barcelona wanted to it", recognised.
In addition to the Barça, seems that also there were other clubs that called to the door of the central the past summer. "Lindelöf Went perhaps the best player of the United the past season and there was a big interest by part of the clubs that are even better that the Manchester in this moment", said an optimist Hasan Cetinkayas act his represented.
The Barça decided to remain with Umtiti and Todibo
When Of Ligt went to the Juventus, the Barça decided to remain with Umtiti and Todibo if they did not find at all better in the market. The ex of the Olympique became of the best of the world and in the club trusted that it could surrender well this course without injuries. Todibo Remained to be the fourth head office and begin to have minutes in the elite. Nevertheless, for the moment the bet is not going out him very to the Barcelona, since any is having minutes. The ex of the Toulouse, in front of the injury of Umtiti and the sanction of Lenglet by his red in front of the Getafe, will be to title against the Seville the weekend that comes.