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Barcelona plan to promote 19-year-old prodigy to first team, meeting held with agent



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According to a report from SPORT, Barcelona are very much interested in the continuity of Mikayil Faye and for that, sporting director Deco has already met with his agent.

During the meeting, they talked about the scenario involving the young centre-back whose salary Barcelona need to adjust since he is expected to transition into the first team.

It is no secret that Faye is one of the highly-rated defenders within the Barcelona youth system. Despite not appearing for the senior team, the 19-year-old has shone on the international stage, leading to extreme demand.

As a result, Barcelona are ready to put him within the senior team and it goes without saying that once it is done, the team will have to work on the player’s appraisal.

Barcelona want Faye to continue

It is suggested that Barcelona are keen on keeping Faye content to prevent him from entertaining tempting offers from other clubs like Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Bayer Leverkusen, and to address this, the player’s representatives recently met with Deco. 

Barcelona want to keep Mikayil Faye. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

It is worth noting that Miquel Olmo, a member of Faye’s representation company and also the father of RB Leipzig star Dani Olmo, was involved in these discussions. 

This sparked confusion, with some speculating that Barcelona was interested in signing Dani, which is not the case.

A favourite for Rafa Marquez

As of today, Faye has solidified his position in Rafa Marquez’s reserve team, and his potential role in the first team could be significant, especially if Marquez ends up replacing Xavi as the head coach.

Marquez is familiar with Faye, a 19-year-old centre-back known for his strength and speed, particularly his adeptness with his left foot. He could serve as an excellent complement to Inigo Martínez on the left side of defence.

If that is done, Barcelona could consider a few sales from the defensive department such as Martinez himself.

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