The recent renovation of César Azpilicueta for him chelsea completely changed the pace FC Barcelonathat for months he had almost taken for granted the signing of the ‘blue’ captain to be the perfect right back that would complete the defense designed by Xavi Hernandez. The Barça coach was left without that first objective and for a few days now names have not stopped coming up that are linked to Barça, with an interest or, at least, a follow-up of different intensity. The last candidate to occupy the ‘2’ lane at the Camp Nou is Nice’s Algerian winger.
For the 26-year-old player, Barça would have already asked Nice, according to the Portuguese journalist Peter Almeida. Already in the past, the name of Atal circulated as an object of follow-up by Barça, although without reaching an objective category. In the last two seasons with Nice he has scored three goals and provided four assists. The contract ends in 2023, which can favor a negotiation for the club that goes decisively for him.
Until now, three right-backed wingers have been more powerful for Barça for different reasons: the Argentine John Foythwith whose agent Barça met without even knowing that the Villarreal he was going to ask for the 42 million euros of his termination clause; the belgian Thomas Meunierof Borussia Dortmund, who likes for his experience at the high level; and the youth squad Hector Bellerinwho could get out of Arsenal with the letter of freedom, therefore, arrive without implying transfer payment. Also circulated the names of bad tastethat according L’Equipe has already motivated direct questions from Barça and manchester united to his club, lyons. In the field of the impossible, the name of the former Madrid player even emerged Achraf Hakimitoday the most valued ‘2’ in the world along with Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) and that, to make matters worse, he belongs to PSG, a club that, being intelligent, never sells if it doesn’t want to, and even less so to Barça.