Barcelona has reported keeping close tap to sign La Liga out fit star as Frenkie de Jong replace
However, Barcelona have reportedly lined up Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir as a potential replacement for Frenkie de Jong.
According to BeSoccer Betis, Barcelona are keen to acquire the services of Fekir for an affordable fee if De Jong seals a move away from the Camp Nou.
A potential deal is expected to move forward once club president Joan Laporta resolves his club’s financial issues.
Fekir, who has four years left on his current deal at the Benito Villamarin Stadium
Helped Real Betis secure a fifth-place La Liga finish last season.
During the 2021-22 campaign, he registered 10 goals and 10 assists in 47 matches across all competitions.
As per the aforementioned report, both Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez and Laporta are admirers of the left-footed creative midfielder’s skill.
Since joining from Lyon in 2019, Fekir has featured in 99 matches in La Liga
Moreover, scoring 18 goals and providing 21 assists in the process.
Fekir, who is valued at €40 million, is also being pursued by AC Milan, Roma and Newcastle United.
Meanwhile, Real Betis are reportedly hoping to replace the player with either Lyon’s Houssem Aouar
Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos or Celta Vigo’s Denis Suarez if Fekir leaves.
De Jong, on the other hand, is reportedly reluctant to depart Barcelona until he receives his deferred salary payments.
As per The Telegraph, the La Liga outfit allegedly owe the midfielder over £17 million and Laporta will be hoping to resolve the situation soon.