Barcelona have doubts about signing Portuguese international, move unlikely – Romero
Wolves and Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes has emerged as a possible target for Barcelona as a replacement for Atletico Madrid-bound star Memphis Depay.
The 26-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Camp Nou while the Catalans’ relationship with Wolves as well as president Joan Laporta’s ties with the forward’s agent, Jorge Mendes, make him a viable target.
A loan move with a non-mandatory purchase option had been talked about across Spanish media over the past few hours.
However, according to Gerard Romero, while Barcelona are considering Guedes as an option, there are some doubts about his signing within the club. And, as things stand, a move for the former PSG and Valencia winger looks unlikely.
Guedes joined Wolves only this past summer, joining the Premier League club from Valencia. However, he has not set the stage on fire in England, having managed just two goals and an assist in 18 games across all competitions.
Given that, it does not come as a surprise that some within the Barcelona sports department have aspersions about signing the 26-year-old Portuguese international as they feel he cannot hit the ground running and make an immediate impact.
So, as things stand, Romero states that the chances of Guedes arriving at Camp Nou in the ongoing transfer window are very low.
If so, it will certainly be intriguing to see who Barça decide to bring in if they do not press ahead with their interest in Guedes. Considering the financial restrictions, the La Liga leaders will be operating on a very tight budget and will not have many exciting options to consider.