Barcelona are set to sign €30 million Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle target next summer.
Barcelona has frequently signed players from South America, particularly Brazil, over the years. There have been many examples of success, but there have also been some equally spectacular failures, particularly recently.
However, the Catalans are still keeping an eye on the Brazilian football market for the newest talent.
Barcelona has been keeping an eye on Endrick for a while, and in addition to the wonderkid of Palmeiras, the Blaugrana are also considering another fascinating teen in Andrey Santos of Vasco da Gama, according to Jeunes Footeux.
The 18-year-old, who rose through the ranks at the Brazilian squad, has established himself as a fixture in the first team this season after making 27 appearances in all competitions, during which he has also scored five goals.
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Andrey Santos is a versatile center midfielder who can play a variety of positions in the middle of the park. In addition to Barcelona, clubs like Newcastle United, Paris Saint-Germain, and even Aston Villa are showing interest in him.
This week, Vasco da Gama bound him to a new deal that will last until 2027. However, they would be glad to sell the young potential for €30 million, but according to the source, Barcelona are currently unable to make that payment.
However, the powerhouses of La Liga have already spoken with the Brazilian team and the player’s support staff about a potential transfer.
They are aiming to reach an arrangement that will give them the first option on the midfielder for 2023 or even 2024, even if they are unable to pay the money at this time.
Barça may take into account the prospect of a transfer in which they can spread out the payment of the transfer money over several years and include hefty bonuses. He might possibly be on loan back to Vasco for a season or two, which would give the Blaugrana an edge over their rivals.
However, they will have to compete with PSG and Newcastle, who have the money to pay Vasco da Gama significantly more to sign Andrey Santos.