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Barcelona Transfer news: Arsenal keen on keeper, duo could free up wage space but no signings expected

Barcelona Transfer news: Arsenal keen on keeper, duo could free up wage space but no signings expected

Barcelona transfer news

In this article, we will bring you all of today’s Barcelona transfer news.

Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.

Neto emerges as a target for Arsenal

With Barcelona clearly struggling financially, it is unsurprising that clubs have begun to circle for their assets, hoping for a cheap deal. Arsenal are one such club, with The Athletic reporting that the Gunners are looking at goalkeeper Neto as they search for a number 2 shot stopper.

The club had been thought to be close to a deal for Aaron Ramsdale, but reports last night revealed that talks had broken down due to Sheffield United’s hefty valuation. As a result, the Gunners have turned their attentions towards the Barca no.2.

As per the report, “Arsenal may be hopeful of striking a loan agreement” for the 32-year-old goalkeeper, who would be brought in solely to provide backup for Bernd Leno. With Barcelona in desperate need of trimming their wage bill, they may be forced to entertain the offer.

Benfica move for Umtiti

Another potential departure from the Camp Nou comes in the form of French centre-back Samuel Umtiti, who has been linked with a move to Portuguese side Benfica.

As per Portuguese outlet Record, an injury picked up by Jan Vertonghen has forced Benfica to dip into the transfer market for another defender, with Umtiti remarkably tipped as a potential free transfer due to the Catalan club’s financial woes.

Umtiti has struggled in Barcelona since his 2018 move, and has seemingly lost the faith of his own fans, who booed him every time he touched the ball in their last fixture.

A move away may therefore be the best outcome for all parties, but will Benfica be able to facilitate his hefty wage demands?

No more signings unless Braithwaite departs

Meanwhile, there is a clear issue with incomings. Toni Juanmarti, considered reliable for all things Barcelona, took to Twitter today to explain the situation:

There will be no more signings. Koeman met yesterday with the technical secretariat and asked for a midfielder and a forward. The club told him that his request will not be possible. He would only go for a ‘9’ if Braithwaite left and at a good price.

With Martin Braithwaite currently not attracting much interest, however, Ronald Koeman may simply be forced to work with what he’s got in the post-Messi era.


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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