June 12, 2024

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Barcelona’s Right-Back Pursuit Amid Villarreal Stand

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Upon finalizing Ousmane Dembele’s transition to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona is set to embark on a strategic financial maneuver: reallocating the proceeds with a specific emphasis on reinforcing their right-back position.

Chief among their targets is Joao Cancelo, a player who has captured the attention of the reigning LaLiga champions. However, Barcelona’s intrigue extends beyond Cancelo, encompassing Juan Foyth from Villarreal. Foyth has reportedly conveyed his aspirations to join the ranks of Catalonia.

Yet, as per revelations from Diario AS, Villarreal harbors no intention of permitting Foyth’s departure without resistance. They stand poised to invoke Foyth’s release clause, which presently stands at €40 million but is projected to escalate to a formidable €54 million in the climactic moments of the transfer window.

The departure of significant assets like Nicolas Jackson, Samuel Chukwueze, and Pau Torres in lucrative deals has left Villarreal financially fortified, granting them the luxury to abstain from further sales this summer. Consequently, Barcelona faces an intricate negotiation landscape.

Presently, Barcelona seems inclined towards the pursuit of Joao Cancelo as a primary objective. Nevertheless, should the intricacies of negotiations lead to an impasse, there exists the potential for the revival of interest in Juan Foyth. The World Cup-winning player has harbored a longstanding admiration for the Blaugrana, with a particular fondness for Xavi Hernandez

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