It has been recently reported that Xavi is eyeing the addition of a fresh face to bolster the right-back position.
While Hector Bellerin returned to his boyhood club this summer, Sergino Dest’s loan move to AC Milan means the club only have the Spaniard as a natural option to occupy the role.
As a result, Jules Kounde has been deployed in the unnatural role, in which he has fared well so far for the Catalan giants. However, a new update suggests that Barcelona still remain keen on the signing of Vanderson de Oliveira, but have certain conditions in place if a transfer is to come to fruition.
According to the latest information provided by SPORT, it is claimed that the AS Monaco man must reject offers from Premier League clubs, much like Raphinha did, in order to join the La Liga juggernaut.
It is also mentioned that clubs such as Manchester United and Newcastle United are interested in the Brazilian’s signature. However, Barça refuse to enter a bidding war to sign the 21-year-old.
It has recently been stated that the club were aiming to wrap up a deal for Vanderson this summer as well, with the possibility of a transfer being deemed as realistic.
However, Monaco demanded a €60 million fee to sanction the sale of the youngster, who had joined the Ligue 1 outfit as recently as in January this year.
With several murmurs about the 2022/23 campaign potentially being the highly-rated right-back’s last season in France, Barcelona could pounce on the opportunity to sign a player that have showed an interest in for a while.
However, it is expected that Xavi’s side will not fight for Vanderson’s signing with other sides, assuming they have other alternatives in place.