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Barcelona have sent a scout to watch Morocco-Brazil match to monitor two targets



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According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will have a scout watching the friendly between Brazil and Morocco to monitor two transfer targets and two players of their own during the game.

As per the report, the Catalans will have their eyes on Vitor Roque of Brazil and Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco. Apart from that, they will also be watching their young players, Ez Abde and Chadi Riad.

Roque has been identified as one of the main targets for the summer transfer window. The 18-year-old striker has enjoyed a fine run over the past year at Athletico Paranaense and is all primed to make his senior debut for Brazil, especially after Richarlison got injured.

Amrabat, meanwhile, was very close to joining Barcelona in the January transfer window. However, the move did not materialise as Fiorentina were unwilling to sanction a loan exit without a permanent purchase option.

With Sergio Busquets’ future uncertain, Barça are looking at a midfielder as a possible replacement. And Amrabat continues to be on the radars of the club, with the midfielder entering the final year of his contract.

Meanwhile, Ez Abde is away on loan at CA Osasuna from Barcelona and is enjoying a solid spell. The Moroccan winger has been impressive during his time in Pamplona and has a very good chance of earning a place in Xavi’s plans for the next season at Camp Nou.

Chadi Riad has received his first-ever call-up to the national team, based on his performances for Barcelona’s Atletic outfit under Rafa Marquez and the club want to keep an eye on how he fares on the international stage should he make his debut for Morocco.

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