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Barcelona convinced about Urguayan youngster to take over Busquets – report

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Fabricio Diaz has emerged as the latest option for Barcelona as they scour the market for a new midfielder.

The club are leading the chase to sign Ilkay Gundogan, but they are increasingly entertaining the prospect of signing the Uruguayan midfielder, who currently plies his trade for Liverpool Montevideo.

According to Diario SPORT, Barcelona are convinced about Diaz being a perfect fit in midfield. They want to utilise his qualities in the pivot position, possibly alongside the likes of Frenkie de Jong and Pedri.

This comes against the backdrop of Barça reportedly meeting the agent of Diaz today. It appears the player is expected to leave Uruguay after the U-20 World Cup, putting Barça on red alert.

The report suggests the Liverpool Montevideo midfielder could be available for a fee of just €6 million. It could prove to be a real bargain as the youngster has shown immense qualities in South America. His technical qualities, coupled with his proactive style of play could make him an ideal fit for Barcelona’s system.

Barcelona have missed out on multiple South American talents in recent times, including the likes of Enzo Fernandez, Endrick and even Julian Alvarez. They are in talks to sign Vitor Roque of Athletico Paranaense, but the deal looks complicated, especially with Arsenal involved.

Therefore, the prospect of signing Fabricio Diaz could be appealing for the Catalans as they look to reinforce their ranks in the middle of the park.

Although it might be too early to hail the young Uruguayan as the ideal replacement for Sergio Busquets, the player certainly has what it takes to become an asset for the club in the number six position. And for a fee of just €6 million, he could be an ideal long-termi investment.

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