Transfer News: Barcelona offer €30m plus two players to Valencia for Paco Alcacer and Diego Alves

Barcelona have reportedly offered €30m plus two players on loan to Valencia for their stars Paco Alcacer and Diego Alves.

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona have offered €30m along with their youngsters Sergi Samper and Munir El Haddadi to Valencia to secure the services of Paco Alcacer and Diego Alves on permanent basis. The report stated that Barcelona were interested in only Paco Alcacer as they searched for a forward to cover for Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez. Claudio Bravo’s impending transfer to Manchester City has compelled the Blaugranes’ to move for a goalkeeper and hence, the club has structured the deal in this manner.

While Paco Alcacer would end the search for a number 9 for Barcelona, the signing of Diego Alves would secure a second keeper to provide competition to Marc Andre-Ter Stegen. It is reported that the arrival of Diego Alves is more straight-forward while Valencia would need some convincing in the case of star-striker Paco Alcacer. Barcelona hope that the inclusion of Munir El Haddadi, who would provide a ready replacement for Alcacer, would move Valencia into agreeing to the transfer.

Paco Alcacer has been crucial for Valencia but could see himself playing against the club he grew up at with Barcelona reportedly tabling an offer (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)
Paco Alcacer has been crucial for Valencia but could see himself playing against the club he grew up at, with Barcelona reportedly tabling an offer. (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

Although whether the two youngsters agree to leave Nou Camp for Valencia on a temporary basis is still to be seen. According to Football Espana, Munir El Haddadi has harboured fresh hopes on his chances of receiving game-time at Barcelona after he scored in the first leg of Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla. In spite of being reportedly told that he needs to go out on loan to get regular first-team football.

Valencia would consider Sergi Samper too, as they are short on numbers in midfield after the departures of Andre Gomes and Javi Fuego but the youngster is wanted by Paco Jemez at Granada and may choose to go there instead of Valencia.

Valencia are among the bigger clubs in Liga BBVA and the opportunity of regular first-team football at the Mestalla should be welcomed by the two youngsters of La Masia. It would also help their club in securing their transfer targets along with Samper and Munir getting regular game-time to develop their own skills. Barcelona are likely to try and push for the transfer ahead after the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla and it looks like Valencia might just budge with the deal structured this way.

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