48 hours after the news broke, Barcelona’s pursuit of Juan Foyth is well-documented. Xavi and the coaching staff admire his ability to play right and center.
Villarreal has no intention of selling him and is trying to price Barcelona out. Given that his contract continues until 2026, they won’t accept less than €42 million.
Mundo Deportivo reports Barcelona could offer a player-plus-cash swap to lower the price. Unai Emery likes Ez Abde. The player was briefly connected to Villarreal, but the rumors subsided.
Abde is also a favorite of Barcelona’s coaches. They haven’t sanctioned his exit, especially because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay are leaving.
The winger can play on either wing and likes to dribble and feint. Abde’s prominence helped him get into the first squad last season, making ten appearances and scoring once.
Abde’s price tag could be below €15 million, which wouldn’t help Barcelona much if they’re targeting Foyth.