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Barcelona interested in 25-year-old Danish international to reinforce key position

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With Barcelona said to be in the market for a new right-back in the summer, numerous names have been linked with a move to the La Liga leaders over the past few months.

Now, according to Danish outlet BT (h/t SPORT), Barcelona have added another name to their growing list of targets in the form of SL Benfica ace Alexander Bah.

The 25-year-old right-back joined Benfica only last summer, arriving from Slavia Prague and has become a permanent fixture on the right flank for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists.

So far this term, Bah has played 39 matches across all competitions, racking up a tally of one goal and six assists. That has seemingly put the eight-time capped Danish international on the radars of Barcelona.

It is no secret that the right-back position has been an area of concern within the Blaugrana camp. Manager Xavi Hernandez remains keen on signing Villarreal’s Juan Foyth, but a move is seen as complicated due to his €54 million release clause.

Joao Cancelo, who is on loan at Bayern Munich from Manchester City, is also a target, but will be expensive. Hence, the report states that Bah has emerged as a possible low-cost alternative for Barcelona heading into the summer.

However, the Denmark international’s contract with Benfica runs until the summer of 2027. And the Portuguese giants are known to extract a full price for their assets – one can only look at the deals for Joao Felix, Darwin Nunez, Ruben Dias, and Enzo Fernandez, among others.

So, the reports of interest in Bah must be taken with a pinch of salt at this moment. Given that

Barcelona are also looking to sign Lionel Messi, a new midfielder and a new forward as well, there may well be a possibility that the right-back position takes a backseat. In that scenario, Xavi will continue to count on Jules Kounde and Sergi Roberto as he has done this season.

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