Barcelona had two offers turned down for Sergio Busquets’ replacement as he prepares for Barca exit.
Given Sergio Busquets’ status as probably the best defensive midfielder in history, it is reasonable to say that Barcelona has struggled mightily over the years to find a worthy heir to his crown.
In light of the fact that the 34-year-current old’s contract is slated to expire in the summer of 2023, a recent development hints that the club has its sights set on a potential who might very well step into the veteran’s shoes for the upcoming campaign.
GOAL reported that Xavi’s team has already had two bids for Vasco da Gama wonderkid, Andrey Santos, rejected.
In light of this information, it appears that the club would be open to discussing a prospective move for their prized asset for about €35 million, especially given that they are aware of his probable desire to play in Europe.
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The 18-year-signature old is up for grabs, and the Catalan heavyweights will face fierce competition from teams like Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle United, and Everton.
Due to his metronomic passing, ability to withstand pressure, and keen defensive awareness, the adolescent phenomenon is frequently likened to the illustrious Busquets.
In addition, Santos is renowned for having an engine that enables him to play as a box-to-box midfielder and create havoc with his superb ball-handling skills.
Due to his reputation for being a threat in the final third, the Brazilian also has a bonus to his resume that may set him apart from the World Cup victor.
After all, in his first 25 games for the Vasco de Gama senior team, the teenager scored an outstanding five goals.
While only time will tell whether a deal comes to fruition, the arrival of Andrey Santos could potentially allow Barcelona to plan for the future with a certified Sergio Busquets replacement in place.
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