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Barcelona asked to shell out €18 million to sign ‘La Liga’s best left-back’

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Barcelona have been told how much it will cost for them to sign Javi Galan from Celta Vigo this summer. The La Liga club have informed the Catalans that they much meet his €18 million release clause amount to sign the defender, reports Mundo Deportivo.

Galan has been with Celta Vigo since last summer, having arrived from SD Huesca. The 27-year-old enjoyed a solid season with the Galician outfit, establishing himself as one of the best left-backs in La Liga over the course of the 2021/22 campaign.

Barcelona have had Galan on their radars for quite some time now, although they briefly moved on from their interest in him and set their sights on Marcos Alonso of Chelsea. However, talks with the Blues for the veteran left-back have gotten complicated.

It has led to the Blaugrana retraining their sights on a move for Galan. The 27-year-old would be easier to fit into the club’s wage bill due to his low salary.

However, as per the report, signing him would cost Barcelona a sum of €18 million, as Celta Vigo are keen on extracting the full amount of his release clause.

Barça are yet to make any formal offer for the Celta Vigo defender, but were said to be hoping to get the deal done for a fee of around €9 million.

However, with the Galician club holding out for his full release clause amount of €18 million, it could force the Blaugrana to reconsider a move for the 27-year-old and instead look at other options, with a move for Alonso still not completely off the table.

With only five days left before the transfer window closes, Barça will need to step up their plans and try to get the deals done over the line at the earliest possible.

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