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Barcelona could benefit financially as former defender attracts interest from Serie A

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After breaking into the Barcelona first-team setup under Ronald Koeman during the 2020/21 season, Oscar Mingueza was unable to nail down a regular berth for himself.

And even though the La Masia graduate saw some minutes under Xavi Hernandez, he was allowed to leave the club for Celta Vigo during the summer of last year.

Mingueza left Barcelona after 66 senior appearances, with the club even allowing him to leave for free, albeit while inserting a 50% future sale clause.

Barcelona could benefit as Mingueza on Serie A clubs’ radars

Since joining Celta Vigo, Mingueza has made a solid impression, especially in the ongoing campaign under Rafa Benitez.

The versatile defender, who can play at right-back and centre-back, has done very well this term, which has seemingly put him on the radars of several clubs in the Italian Serie A, reports Jordi Gil of SPORT.

This could be good news for Barcelona as they would stand to receive half of the transfer fee that any suitor would pay for the former La Masia talent should he leave Celta for Italy.

Oscar Mingueza left Barcelona in 2022. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Mingueza, so far this season, has scored and assisted a goal each in 13 La Liga appearances. On top of that, the 24-year-old has created 21 goalscoring chances – the most by any defender in La Liga this term.

Clubs in Italy have thus taken note of Mingueza’s performances and are weighing up a possible move for him in the summer of 2024.

The 50% sell-on clause means that Barça would be pocketing half of whatever fee Celta would receive for the defender in case they were to sell him next summer.

As such, the Catalans will be hoping that Mingueza keeps up the level of his performances for the remainder of the campaign.

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