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Option for Barça? Brighton confirm that Roberto de Zerbi will be free in the summer

Published:18/05/2024 - 20:20h

Updated:19/05/2024 - 12:43h

FC Barcelona is going through a moment of uncertainty regarding the continuity of Xavi Hernández at the club, and in this context, the name of Roberto De Zerbi could begin to resonate strongly, since the Italian will leave Brighton at the end of this season

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Bombazo! One of the trainers more codiciados in the actuality by clubs like the FC Barcelona, Liverpool and even the Bayern Munich, Roberto Of Zerbi, will leave to be trainer of the Brighton & Hove Albion from this market veraniego. This movement results truly unexpected, since the technical director Italian, the one who arrived to the club of the Coast South of England in 2022 in replacement of Graham Potter, still had agreement with the institution until 2026 and the 'Seagulls' will allow his exit only by means of the payment of his clause of rescission, that rises to some 10 M€.

The club made public this decision through his social networks (@OfficialBHAFC) by means of a brief communiqué in which they do not deepen in the reasons that carry to this separation, but simply they announce which will be the last party of the Italian trainer: "Brighton & Hove Albion has confirmed that the trainer Roberto Of Zerbi will leave the club after the last party of the season of the Premier League of morning against the Manchester United".

This announcement purchases special importance in the City Condal, since it coincides with the uncertainty around the continuity of Xavi Hernández like trainer of the FC Barcelona. Although the egarense was ratified in his charge the past 25 April, recently has given some previous statements to the meeting in front of the UD Almería that apparently have not seated of the all well in the directive of the combined Catalan, led by Joan Laporta. Therefore, diverse sources have seeded doubts on if the egarense will follow or no at the head of the picture culé, a question that probably will resolve to the term of the season 2023/24.

Of Zerbi, real option for the FC Barcelona if it decides to relieve to Xavi Hernández of his charge?

It is necessary to stand out that the exentrenador of the Sassuolo was constantly in the first places of the list of trainers evaluated by the FC Barcelona like possible successor of Xavi Hernández. However, this option apparently lost strength because of economic considerations, although in sportive terms the native of Brescia (Italy) keeps on being very attractive. Although it still has not had experience in a team considered of 'top' to world-wide level, his proposal of attractive football, offensive, with a good deal of the balloon and a big intensity in the pressure to the rivals turn it into a very interesting bet for the combined of the City Condal.

Added to this, from the Barça also value the fact that the Italian enjoys of a high esteem by part of one of the historical trainers of the club, Pep Guardiola. If to this adds the big capacity that Of Zerbi has showed to work with young players of the quarry, taking out the best of them and revalorizándolos, something that values enormously in the Barcelonan cast, would not be surprising that the exentrenador of the Shakhtar was a very solid candidate to assume the reins of the Barcelona club.

The Barcelona cast probably would have to compete with the Bayern by the services of the Italian trainer

Now it will be necessary to expect to see what decides the FC Barcelona regarding Xavi Hernández of face to the future. After this, in case that it take the decision to replace it, will be interesting to see if they bet by Of Zerbi. Although the Barça showed interest in him in the past, the Bayern Munich also probably still keep it in his radar, especially now that have confirmed that they will not continue with Thomas Tuchel. This could give place to a bidding by the Italian, a contention in which the Liverpool already has desvinculado, since the 'Reds' will have the services of the Dutch Arne Slot, the one who will add to the project of the combined pertinent English of the Feyenoord from the next season.

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