Xavi Hernández has reportedly advised the membership he desires the Portugal worldwide on this switch window
Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have reached an settlement for the switch of Memphis Depay which must be made official any minute now, and the Blaugrana are already engaged on a possible alternative.
That’s in keeping with Diario AS who’re reporting the Catalans are inquisitive about signing Portugal worldwide Gonçalo Guedes, the previous Valencia standout who presently performs within the Premier League for Wolverhampton.
Guedes has struggled to adapt to life in England since becoming a member of Wolves final summer season however was a star in La Liga throughout his days at Valencia, and Xavi Hernández actually likes the participant and has requested for his signing, the report says.
AS go so far as saying Guedes has already spoken with Xavi and given his inexperienced mild for the transfer, and Barça can be able to suggest a six-month mortgage till the tip of the season with a purchase choice for the summer season.
Guedes is managed by tremendous agent Jorge Mendes who has a really robust relationship with Barça president Joan Laporta, and Mendes’ large affect at Wolves might show essential to getting a possible deal carried out.
It’s onerous to know the way a lot to belief a Madrid-based outlet reporting on something Barcelona associated, and the Catalan journalists with stronger sources inside the membership say Barça aren’t trying to signal a alternative for Memphis instantly and will likely be wanting to make use of the house within the wage cap generated by Depay’s departure to register the brand new offers for Gavi, Iñaki Peña and Alejandro Balde and formally make them first crew gamers.
However it’s an attention-grabbing rumor nonetheless, and Guedes is a really proficient attacking participant who was as soon as some of the thrilling prospects in Europe earlier than his type took a dip principally as a consequence of accidents. It will be an attention-grabbing market alternative that will be onerous to show down if Barça don’t must spend any cash, so it’s actually one thing to keep watch over over the subsequent few days.