Coach Xavi more or less left his mark during his time leading Barcelona. Besides the La Liga title, the Spanish strategist also discovered and promoted a number of young stars, typically the case of Alejandro Balde.
The player born in 2003 debuted for Barca’s first team in 2022. He soon left an impression and thus had the opportunity to participate more regularly in the main team of the Club and the National Team.
Balde is one of the best young defenders in Europe at the moment. Therefore, he also quickly attracted interest from many big teams such as Manchester City or Chelsea.
Barca clearly understands the development potential of their star, but in the context of the club’s finances falling into crisis, they may be forced to sell Balde to solve the problem. Instead, the Catalan giants will look for a suitable target.
According to sources from Fichajes, Barca is considering the possibility of recruiting defender Alfonso Pedraza from Villarreal. Although the 27-year-old player is not too outstanding, he is highly appreciated for his experience and professional qualifications.
It is expected that they will promote negotiations when the summer market opens.
Truong Son | 16:26 February 3, 2024