Barcelona is expected to spend the winter market of 2023 quietly when the club is experiencing financial instability. In the coming time, the Nou Camp team will give priority to extending contracts with players.
One of the Blaugrana’s targets is Alejandro Balde, the young star who has shown incredible progress this season. Balde showed that he could beat Jordi Alba to win the left-back position in the first team when the talent born in 2004 made 20 appearances in all competitions and contributed 3 assists. Good speed and ability to climb the border are the strengths of Balde’s skill set.
That is why the Barca board has been in talks with Balde and his representatives in recent weeks. A source from Marca shared that both sides believe in closing the deal. However, it takes time for Barca to officially announce the extension with Balde.
Marca added that Barcelona will also aim to capitalize on their good relationship with Balde’s agent Jorge Mendes in order to complete a potential summer move for Portugal international Ruben Neves.
Lu Feng | 05:25 December 27, 2022