Barcelona might transfer for Eintracht Frankfurt sensation Andre Silva this summer season, if a proposed deal for Memphis Depay would not come off.
With their funds dramatically depleted by the coronavirus pandemic, Ronald Koeman’s staff wish to do offers on a budget this summer season. New president Joan Laporta is known to see worth within the free switch market, and pre-contract offers for Eric Garcia, Georginio Wijnaldum and Depay are all within the works.
That being the case, a transfer for Silva would not fairly add up. The 25-year-old has been on a tear this season, scoring 22 targets in 26 appearances for Frankfurt, who signed him for simply €3m in September (significantly, how do they hold doing that?).
The print version of Bild (by way of A BOLA) say that Barca are carefully monitoring the previous Milan and Porto striker, although they do acknowledge his price ticket is a reasonably severe highway bump. Frankfurt are mentioned to be in search of €40m (simply wanting £35m) for his companies.
Whereas that is not stratospheric, and possibly inside Barca’s worth vary if they will offload a participant or two, they nonetheless see Depay as their man. Koeman’s curiosity in his countryman has been one in all Spanish soccer’s worst stored secrets and techniques, and the participant himself has achieved all he can to make a transfer occur.
The Catalan membership wished him in the summertime, and had been considered near touchdown him in January, however Lyon stood agency and have been repaid for that with some spectacular type.
Together with his contract expiring in the summertime, although, it appears just like the versatile ahead is about to be granted his want.
However it’s not all plain crusing. Reviews of curiosity in Silva stem from just a few doubts which have emerged over how far alongside negotiations with Depay are. Catalan outlet SPORT just lately poured chilly water over claims that offers for the Lyon man and worldwide team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum are achieved.
With a selected give attention to the latter, they are saying that any incoming offers, even on free transfers, will depend on outgoings first. Miralem Pjanic is amongst these on the chopping block as they give the impression of being to liberate area on the wage invoice, and this has delayed negotiations with their two major targets.
The overall feeling, although, appears to be that each Wijnaldum and Depay need to ultimately be part of Barca, and are ready to present them time to regulate the books and make room for them within the squad.