In order to strengthen its offensive sector and to bring a creative touch, FC Barcelona has made Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir its priority for the summer transfer window. An expensive operation in perspective for the Catalan club, which hopes to recover a nice check with the sale program of Philippe Coutinho.
The reconstruction of FC Barcelona following the departure of Lionel Messi is going quite well. Between the outbreak of many young talents (Pedri, Gavi, Nico, Araujo, Ez Abde) and the many arrivals in the offensive sector (Torres, Traor, Aubameyang), the leaders of the Catalan club show themselves to have no complaints And without surprise , they intend to continue on their way with the expected arrival of a creative player already well identified.
Fekir, the priority
According to Sport, it is Nabil Fekir (28) who was chosen by Joan Laporta to reinforce Xavi’s attack. Author of excellent performances in recent months (7 goals and 7 assists in 29 games this season), the playmaker of Betis is one of the best players in La Liga. High quality performances that caught the eye of the Blaugrana president, already a fan of the player even before his return to top form.
To attract the French world champion, the FCB is ready to make a big financial effort since there is talk of an offer of 60 million euros. A significant price which represents three times the purchase price excluding the bonus of the Blue on the side of Olympique Lyonnais, in the summer of 2019, and which is also explained by the recent extension until June 2026 of the main interested party.
Coutinho, one of the keys to the transfer
In order to finance part of this transfer, Barcelona is counting on … Philippe Coutinho (29 years old). Back in England, the Brazilian attacking midfielder continued to perform very solidly with Aston Villa (2 goals and 2 assists in 3 games). A burst of pride from the Auriverde which could push the formation led by Steven Gerrard, or another, to spend the 20 to 25 million euros claimed by Bara to release him one year from the end of his commitment.
A possible entry of almost unexpected money after the many very difficult seasons of the ex-Liverpool player, whose rating has plummeted to the point of landing in a club which does not play in Europe. In any case, the Barcelona decision-makers are keeping their fingers crossed so that the South American, who keeps an important role in the selection, continues on his way until the end of the exercise.
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