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Barcelona interested in 20-year-old Serbian winger, claims player’s father: “Have contacted us”



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Barcelona have been prowling the transfer market for youngsters with great potential. Having missed out on the signing of Endrick, they have turned their focus towards Athletico Paranaense striker Vitor Roque.

At the same time, the Blaugrana also have their eyes on other young prospects like Arnau Martinez of Girona and Las Palmas’ Alberto Moleiro, among others.

Now, it is being claimed that Barcelona have also taken an interest in 20-year-old Serbian winger Stefan Mitrovic, who plies his trade for Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade).

This has been confirmed by the youngster’s father himself, who claimed in a recent interview that Barcelona had contacted them along with several other clubs.

As quoted by Mundo Deportivo, he said: “As a father, I have to say yes, that Barça have contacted us, just like other clubs.”

This claim comes after Crvena Zvezda’s sports director Zvezdan Terzic confirmed that the club had rejected offers worth up to €6 million for Mitrovic.

“We have rejected offers of up to €6 million. We trust Stefan a lot but now we cannot sell him, because he has already played for two teams this season and could not do it in a third. Recently we have had offers from three big clubs for him,” he said.

Mitrovic moved to Red Star Belgrade last summer, joining from boyhood club Radnicki Nis. In 24 appearances for the Serbian giants, the winger has produced a tally of five goals and two assists.

A left-winger by trade, the 20-year-old is capable of playing on the opposite flank as well, while he can also operate as a central attacking midfielder. He also has one cap for the Serbian national team.

It remains to be seen whether there is any truth to Barcelona contacting Mitrovic’s camp and if the La Liga leaders intend to follow up on their reported interest in the young attacker.

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