Marc Bartra has confirmed recently that his release clause has been lowered from 40 million euros to 8 million euros alerting a number of clubs in Europe, particularly from Italy. 

With his lack of chances in the Blaugrana shirt, Bartra is no longer confident of having a future with the Catalan giants. He declared his intentions in a recent interview. “I’m calm. My future is in the hands of my representative Carles Puyol (his agent),” he told the Spanish Press (Sport) after confirming his release clause had dropped to €8m. (via Mirror)

“Players change, there are some who have had a lot of titles, others who just started, and there’s always a good atmosphere.”

The revision in the release clause

FC Barcelona vs UD Levante

The 25 year old’s release clause, which was reportedly set at a staggering 40 million euros, has been dropped because of the lack of playing time. Bartra has made a total of 13 appearances this season in the La Liga, with only 4 starts. He has made 2 starts in the Champions League and had come off the bench in another 2. Despite starting only 4 games in La Liga he has 2 goals and an assist to his name.

However, with senior Barcelona defenders like Dani Alves and Javier Mascherano reportedly on the move to Juventus, Bartra might stop and reconsider his future for a moment. Tottenham are reportedly interested according the The Mirror, while Sevilla and Valencia in Spain remain interested in securing the 25 year old’s signature.

Gunning for Euros

Bartra, who has been called up in the provisional Spain squad by Del Bosque is focused on his international duties at present. He said – “[On Spain’s chances at Euro 2016], there’s enthusiasm in the squad, and being able to feature at the European Championship is one of my dreams of the season.” (via Football Espana)

“Players change, there are some who have had a lot of titles, others who just started, and there’s always a good atmosphere.”

It is safe to assume that for the time being Bartra is concentrating on the Euros. Having lost their right to insert a buy-back clause should someone trigger the release clause, Barcelona are already considering replacements, and the UK Mirror understands that Lyon’s Umtiti is one of the potential replacements that Ariedo Braida has in mind.

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