Gabriel Moscardo in a match with Corinthians


Deco's reasons for trying to bring Gabriel Moscardo to Barça

Published:1/10/2023 - 10:54h

Updated:1/10/2023 - 10:54h

FC Barcelona has a clear priority of signing a defensive pivot in 2024. Beyond the arrival of Oriol Romeu this year, the board prioritizes signing a young player for the position and Deco already has his favorite: the Brazilian Gabriel Moscardo

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After the signing of Vitor Roque, Deco already has chosen to the next 'jewel' Brazilian that it can land in Catalonia in 2024: Gabriel Moscardo. The sportive director of the FC Barcelona sees in the footballer of the Corinthians the talent and necessary quality to drive the centre of the Barcelona field in the future, although the club bet this season by Oriol Romeu for this place.

With alone 18 years, the one of Taubaté has won the titularity in the 'Timãor', contesting a total of 27 parties (1775 minutes) this year. Although it does not add goals neither assistances in the season, Moscardo has stood out by his quality and personality, being one of the disclosures of the Brasileirao in his first season in the Brazilian elite. The main obstacle for the Barça would be the interest of Chelsea and others 'big' of Europe in the Brazilian, but Deco trusts to take out advantage in the negotiation.

Moscardo, a player with 'profile Barça'

In this sense, one of the main reasons of the new sportive director culé is to see in Gabriel Moscardo a player with 'profile Barça'. Thin and with 1.85 m. Of height, the mediocentro has showed to be a very technical and disciplined player. With good handle of balloon, is used to to win some metres in the field to approximate to the contrary area, but has very clear that his main function is the one to recover balloons and give clean exit to the team.

For Deco, Moscardo can adapt without problems to the diagram culé, being a footballer with a more similar profile to Sergio Busquets. Without too much physical power, but with the quality and the sufficient intelligence to be always very positioned, without engaging to the team in exit. Besides, his price is not so high like other options regarding pivote refers .

Deco Insists in rejuvenating the staff

That is a key point in the insistence of Deco in the Brazilian, since the Corinthians can leave him go by a near price to the 25 million euros. For Xavi Hernández, Martín Zubimendi keeps on being the ideal option for this place, but the 60 'kilos' that asks the Real Sociedad are too much for the finances culés. Besides, the Basque player is happy in San Sebastián and does not have intentions to force his exit.

With agreement until 2026, the 'Timãor' expects to renew him in brief to increase his clause of rescission, something that the Barcelona sportive director expects to avoid. Besides, the ex international luso has clear the need to rejuvenate the staff, betting by the 'cracks' of the future. The first big bet of Deco was Vitor Roque. Now, his aim is to armour a centre of the field that has Gavi, Pedri and Fermín López like main referents on a long-term basis.

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