BAYERN HAS TAKEN THE CAT TO THE WATER
Barça was negotiating with one of the bargains of next summer
Published:25/01/2023 - 13:46h
Updated:25/01/2023 - 13:46h
Mateu Alemany has made it clear since the beginning of the season that Barça is closely following the market opportunities for players who remain free. Given this, he contacted one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga
The FC Barcelona follows without knowing if Sergio Busquets will be in the Camp Nou the next season. The captain and pivote of Xavi Hernández has the negotiations of his new agreement in a deadlock and in front of this the Barcelona club has studied several opportunities of market thinking in the following course, always giving priority to players that remain free the next 1 July.
The main options have been Jorginho and Kanté, although both have finished giving priority to be followed in Chelsea afterwards that culminated the World-wide of Qatar. The another footballer that remains free and goes in in the profile of the technical body is Ilkay Gündogan, the one who already would have a principle in accordance with the Barça. To this list added him the Austrian footballer Konrad Laimer, the one who finishes his bond with the RB Leipzig next summer.
As it informed 'Bild' from Germany, the Catalan club tried to brake the exit of the midfield player to the Bayern Munich doing a direct contact with his surroundings, but there was not possibility to advance the negotiation. The player of 25 years, international with Austria, had already all agreed with the current champion of the Bundesliga in the moment that the Barça touched to his door.
There was not opportunity to retort
The journalist Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the agreement between both parts does several days and stood out that the Bayern carried months negotiating his incorporation like free footballer. The information equally aims that Laimer signed already a precontrato in the first days of January and now only is missing the officiality of a signing that is done.
With this possibility practically descartada, Gündogan would remain like the footballer with more chevrons to close an agreement and arrive free from the next 1 July. To the German footballer already add him the options of Ruben Neves, the one who does not convince of the all in the Barça, in addition to Martín Zubimendi, the one who is the preferred of Xavi, but does not have intention to be still in LaLiga and his clause is of 60 million euros.