Frimpong Cancelo Foyth


Barça pushes for Cancelo and Foyth to reinforce the right side

Published:27/05/2023 - 17:59h

Updated:27/05/2023 - 17:59h

The 'Koundé case' would have set off the alarms at FC Barcelona about the need to reinforce the right lane in summer. Given the possible departure of the Frenchman, the board manages alternatives that, from a financial point of view, look quite complex

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So much the directive like the technical body of the FC Barcelona seem to have convinced of the need of fichar a right side in summer. Although Xavi Hernández considers that the staff has sufficient reliable alternatives for the place (Araújo, Koundé, Sergi Roberto, Balde), the possible negative of Jules to play in this position would leave a difficult gap to cover, forcing to the club to go to the market in search of a natural player for the right-handed lane.

For the moment, the waters with Koundé seem to calm, but if the Frenchman opted for going out, the Barça handles several alternatives in which it could invest good part of what left the traspaso of the ex defender of the Seville in box. For the moment, Joao Cancel and Juan Foyth are the options predilectas of the club, but also there are other alternatives with prices more affordable on the table, such is the case of Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich) and Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen).

The Barça begins to see feasible the signing of Cancel

The Portuguese will have to return to the Manchester City after a toneless go through Bavaria. Taking for granted that the ones of Thomas Tuchel will not exert the option of purchase that included his loan by six months, is almost sure that Joao will have to look for team in summer after his complex exit in winter of the group 'sky blue'. In principle, the City would ask 70 million euros by his traspaso, but the Barça could negotiate a cession by a season that fit with the finances alzulgranas.

More complicated is the negotiation by Juan Foyth, as the Villarreal has fixed his exit in a near price to the 65 'kilos' and, with agreement until June of 2026, the 'yellow Submarine' does not have intention to sell him this summer, since the Argentinian is key piece in the diagram of Quique Setién. For the Barça, the ideal is to bid by an alternative 'low cost', since the imminent arrival of Leo Messi will leave to the club with a margin salarial very adjusted for the 2023/24.

Pavard And Frimpong, other interesting alternatives in Germany

Another of the names that the Barça has on the table from does months is Benjamin Pavard. For the moment, the Frenchman has not resolved his renewal with the Bayern and, with a remaining year of agreement, his price of exit could rondar the 25 million euros. However, the Bavarian directive is by the work to extend his agreement until 2027, something that would leave to the Barcelona group without options of ficharle this year.

Also in the Bundesliga appears the name of Jeremie Frimpong. The Dutch has shined with the Bayer Leverkusen of Xavi Alonso (9 goals and 11 assistances in 47 parties this season), but the Germans hardly will negotiate by an inferior price to his clause of rescission (50 'kilos'), since his agreement finalises in 2025. In fact, the directive expects to renew him what before, understanding that the value of market of the player of 22 years will have a significant promotion in the next months.

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