Barcelona pressuring to sign Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic amidst Manchester United interest
According to the Italian media outlet Calciomercato (h/t Sportsmole), Barcelona are pressuring to sign Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic next summer amidst interest from Manchester United for a future transfer. This season, the Croatian has been the backbone for his side as they attempt to retain the Serie A title.
Brozovic has attracted a lot of attention from various European clubs due to his current contract situation. He is in line to become a free agent at the end of this season, resulting in interests from across Europe. Premier League sides like Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are keeping tabs on the situation alongside Man United.
Now, Barca have entered the fray as Xavi Hernandez is keen on bringing the Croatian to Camp Nou. Uncertainty has surrounded his situation at San Siro, which opens up the possibility of a pre-contract agreement in the coming months. It will be interesting to see the choice he makes moving ahead.
If the 29-year-old does not plan to extend his current deal, then we should be all over him for various reasons. Our need for quality midfielders who can bring stability to the team has been highlighted for quite some time. Moreover, there is also the risk of departures next summer adding to the list of reasons why we should sign him.
Fred and Scott McTominay are limited in their technical qualities whereas Nemanja Matic cannot be counted on regularly. Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard could also leave on free transfers at the end of this campaign. Moreover, Donny van de Beek’s future with us is still hanging in the balance at this moment.
The Inter superstar could bring in much-needed control in our midfield, which is why opponents have dominated us in the centre of the pitch. Plus, he would instantly slot into the lineup as he has not shown any indications of slowing down despite nearing the twilight of his playing career.
The interest from the Blaugrana club would pose a threat to our hopes of landing Brozovic. Xavi is in the process of rebuilding the team and has already shown signs of improving the imbalanced squad. Moreover, Spurs have Antonio Conte within their camp, who is familiar with the Croatian international from his time at Intr..
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Newcastle’s threat would probably depend on whether they can survive this season or not. Getting the Nerazzurri star on a free is something that we simply cannot pass on considering our circumstances. Not just that, he could arguably be a necessity for us to solve the potential crisis that lies ahead of us in the future.