Barcelona is considering including highly-rated youngsters as part of the deal to acquire Girona star Aleix Garcia.
Barcelona, led by coach Xavi Hernandez, is strongly linked to Aleix Garcia. The urgency arises from Gavi’s season-ending injury, making the Girona playmaker their primary target this month.
Despite reports suggesting a lower release clause for the 26-year-old than the quoted €20m, Barcelona’s financial challenges make it challenging to afford Garcia.
To cut costs, Barcelona is reportedly open to offering Pablo Torre as part of a player-plus-cash deal for Aleix Garcia. Torre, currently on loan with the club, has faced challenges securing regular playing time since his arrival last summer.
In addition to Torre, Barcelona is reportedly open to including Mikayil Faye in the deal. Faye, a 19-year-old defender, recently joined Barcelona during the summer and has shown promise at the club.
While this move could be savvy for Barcelona, it highlights a lack of long-term planning. Torre and Faye possess the potential to become valuable first-team players in the future. However, they might be sacrificed for the sake of signing someone who may not be a first-choice when everyone is fit and available.