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Barcelona not prioritising a ‘top’ left-back amid links to Bayern Munich ace, trust La Masia graduate

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Earlier today, surprising reports emerged claiming that Barcelona director Deco had a meeting with Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies’ agent.

The 23-year-old, whose contract with the Bavarians expires in 2025, is also a target for Real Madrid, but his agent held discussions with Deco as well during a recent trip to Spain.

It has sparked speculations about a potential summer move, especially considering that previous reports suggested Barcelona might be open to selling Alejandro Balde if a big offer came along.

Barcelona not prioritising a new left-back

But now, a fresh report from Mundo Deportivo states that the signing of a ‘top’ left-back is not a priority for Barcelona for the summer.

Sources at the club say that left-back is not a priority position to reinforce with a top player because they already have Alejandro Balde, who is currently injured but who renewed his contract last September until 2028.

The confidence and trust in the 20-year-old La Masia graduate is total and the Blaugrana are counting on him as a starter given his quality, demonstrated last season when he displaced Jordi Alba from the starting lineup.

Barcelona have full faith in Balde. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

A replacement for Alonso could be signed

However, at the same time, a reinforcement at left-back could be sought because Marcos Alonso’s contract is up and there is a good chance that he will not be renewed.

But in any case, with Balde in the squad, the player who arrives would not have a ‘top’ profile and would be signed to provide cover to the 20-year-old.

There is also the possibility of Barcelona integrating another academy talent Alex Valle, currently on loan at Levante, into the first-team squad to replace Alonso.

But unless Balde himself asks to leave the club, his sale is not being contemplated and there will be no new ‘top’ left-back arriving at the club.

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