Fabricio Diaz is the next possible candidate for Barcelona as they look to find a new midfielder. Villarreal are interested in Diaz, but Flamengo and Girona will also be looking at him for next season. Barcelona, according to reports believes Diaz would be a perfect midfielder.
Barcelona met Diaz’s agent, according to reports. Barca is on high alert as the player seems to be leaving Uruguay following the U-20 World Cup. The report claims that the Liverpool Montevideo midfielder could be available for less EUR6 million. His technical skills, coupled with his aggressive style of play, could make him an ideal fit for Barcelona.
Barcelona missed out on many South American players in the past, including Enzo Fernandez and Julian Alvarez. Catalans are looking to improve their midfield and the possibility of signing Fabricio Diz is crucial. Ruben Neves and Martin Zubimendi are considered as possible alternatives. However, all three have high prices for a move in the summer.
The club has identified the return of Lionel Messi as a priority, but is also working to sign young talent from around the world. Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona has begun working on a deal to sign Fabricio Diz. The club is hoping to complete the deal by the Under-20 FIFA World Cup which begins on May 20.
Lamine Yamal, a teenager from Barcelona, signs a new contract
Lamine Yamal will sign a contract extension with Barcelona that runs until 2026. Fabrizio Romao said the 15-year old seems to be confident that the highly rated teenager will continue his professional career at Camp Nou. Yamal is the jewel of La Masia, and Barca wants to hold on to him no matter what their financial problems are. Xavi called Yamal up to his first team squad and the teenager is now expected to stay with the senior team until the end the current season.
The 15-year old has been a star in the club’s youth academy. He was even selected to play in the Under 19 team, making five appearances this season in the UEFA Youth League. Oscar Lopez, the youth coach of the club’s first team, is said to be very impressed by Yamal. He has played in the first team already this month.
Barca has to use its youth talent due to their financial problems. They have also started developing rising stars. Barca wants to keep Marcos Alonso at the club, just four months after he joined on a free-transfer from Chelsea. According to reports, the former Blues left-back is set to be offered a two-year contract. Will Lamine Yaml shine for Blaugrana, or will he be another flop like Riqui Puig or Ansu Fati.