BOTH SHINED IN THE CHAMPIONS

Barça analyzed Darwin Núñez and Grimaldo live during Ajax-Benfica

Published:16/03/2022 - 02:38h

Updated:16/03/2022 - 02:38h

Darwin Núñez scored the winning goal and qualification for Benfica Amsterdam against Ajax (0-1) after a pass from Alejandro Grimaldo to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The two players shone under the gaze of Jordi Cruyff

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The cameras of the international television captured to Jordi Cruyff, sportive adviser of the FC Barcelona​, in the grandstands of Johan Cruyff Sand of Ámsterdam. While Ajax and Benfica contested a contingent for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the adviser blaugrana took advantage of to advance contacts by two players in the radar culé of face to the next season: Alejandro Grimaldo and Darwin Núñez. Casually, they went you to them the figures of the Portuguese to delete to the group directed by Erik have Hag.

Cruff Found in the capital of the Low Countries to clear the details of the signing of Noussar Mazraoui, the one who would arrive free to sign an agreement until 2025 or 2026. The Moroccan would arrive to reinforce the right side in front of the possible exit of Serginho Dest and would be the second incorporation blaugrana of the 2022-23, after Andreas Christensen. The Danish is for signing his agreement with the Barça the next week, taking advantage of the stop of selections.

With the priority to reinforce the defence, Grimaldo is the first option for the left side. The directive tried ficharle in winter, but the Benfica denied to listen offers. However, the economic actuality of the Portuguese will force them to negotiate by the one of Valency in summer, as of the contrary will have problems with the 'fair play' financial. Grimaldo has contested 41 parties this season, with 6 goals and 8 assistances and culminates agreement in June of 2023.

The another objective culé is Darwin Núñez. The Uruguayan is the goleador of the Benfica in the season, with 26 so many and 2 assistances in 33 apparitions. 4 of these goals has achieved them in the present edition of the Champions League, the last of them the night of the Wednesday to classify to the ones of Lisbon to the quarter-finals against all prognosis. The season of the Benfica in the Primeira League has been disappointing: they are third with 58 points, to 12 of the leader Carry.

Núñez and the need of fichar a '9'

One of the requests of Xavi Hernández to make his Barça is fichar a '9' born. The club did big efforts by fichar to Álvaro Morata in January and, after descartarse definitively the possibility to go to by Erling Haaland, the directive stirs names and one of them is Darwin Núñez. The one of Artigas already has experience in Spain. In the 2019-20, the charrúa played in Second Division with the Almería, where annotated 16 goals and added 3 assistances in 26 parties. Formed in Peñarol, the forward surpassed a break of ligament crossed before debuting in Uruguay and, now, lives his best moment in Europe to the 22 years. It will be smart for LaLiga?

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