Moussa Wague

Barcelona to sign Senegalese World Cup star Wague ‘in the next few hours’

As per a report from Spanish outlet Sport, La Liga champions Barcelona are set to secure the signature of Eupen defender Moussa Wague later today.

Explosive African

Wague, a 19-year-old right-back, came up through the ranks of the Aspire Academy in Qatar, before making the move to Belgium with Eupen in November of 2016.

The stopper has since gone on to make 40 appearances across all competitions at the Kehrwegstadion, though it was his showings at this summer’s World Cup in Russia which have reportedly seen Wague added to the wishlists of a number of European football’s biggest clubs.

Though Senegal only appeared in a total of 3 matches, the dynamism and power possessed by a number of the stars of The Lions of Teranga quickly caught the eye of onlookers, with the frankly-frightening duo of Wague and Ismaïla Sarr down the Senegalese right-flank having terrorized the backlines of Japan and Poland.

Imminent

A report from Mundo Deportivo 2 weeks ago revealed that one of the clubs to have been intrigued by Wague’s showings this summer were La Liga powerhouse Barcelona.

The Blaugrana have long been rumoured to be eyeing reinforcements at right-back, in a bid to allow Sergi Roberto to return to his natural position in the middle of the park.

Sergi Roberto

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 08: Sergi Roberto of Barcelona as he scores their sixth goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 8, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

And, as per the aforementioned report from Sport this afternoon, Barca have now taken their interest in Wague’s signature a step further, amid claims that the powerful stopper is set to sign for the Catalan outfit over the coming hours.

Wague is expected to train with Ernesto Valverde’s first-team, but take to the pitch for the club’s B-Team for the time being.

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