Barcelona is working arduously this summer to bolster its youth and subsidiary squads while also getting closer to signing Oriol Romeu.
Xavi Hernandez, the manager of the first team, has already taken notice of Mikayil Faye since his arrival this summer. Almugera Kabar, a left defender for Borussia Dortmund, is a player the Blaugrana are also interested in.
According to a recent story by journalist Albert Roge, Barcelona would sign Chelsea’s young English winger Tudor Mendel-Idowu for no money.
Mendel-Idowu, a graduate of the Chelsea youth program, is thought to be one of the greatest prospects to have emerged from Cobham in recent years. The 18-year-old, a winger by trade, has played 35 games for the Blues Under-18 team, scoring 13 goals and assisting on six more.
The dynamic winger has also played four times for the England national team at the Under-17 level, scoring three goals.
Mendel-Idowu will now move to Catalonia with no further cost. The young phenom will sign a three-year deal with Barcelona that will keep him there through the summer of 2026.
According to the source, Mendel-Idowu is a player on whom the new sporting director Deco is placing his bets. The winger will initially play for Barça Athletic, where preseason will soon get underway.
A promising player like Mendel-Idowu has been added, which is good news for Barcelona’s future given the influx of young players like Lamine Yamal, Estanis Pedrola, the aforementioned Faye, and Aleix Garcia.