La Liga heavyweights Barcelona have reportedly prepared their contract offer to sign 24-year-old Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Info Blaugrana, Barcelona are stepping up their efforts to secure the services of Noussair Mazraoui in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants are ready to offer a five-year contract offer worth €3.5 million per season to the 24-year-old Ajax right-back.
Noussair Mazraoui has enjoyed a fruitful spell with Ajax. The Moroccan international joined the Dutch giants at the youth level over a decade and a half ago and came through the ranks to establish himself in the first team.
The ongoing campaign has been his best to date. The 24-year-old has five goals and four assists in 28 appearances across all competitions for Ajax. But the Dutch giants are set to lose Mazraoui’s services in the summer transfer window, as he is keen on embarking on a new adventure when his contract runs out. And his next destination could be Barcelona.
The Blaugrana could enter the market for a new right-back in the summer transfer window despite signing two in two of the last four windows. But it is worth noting that Dani Alves, who returned to Barcelona this past winter, is in the twilight of his career and is only a short-term solution for Barcelona.
With Sergino Dest struggling to convince Xavi Hernandez of his abilities, Barcelona’s need to sign a right-back has increased. Mazraoui has thus emerged as a key target for Barcelona heading into the summer transfer window, with the 24-year-old reportedly keen on moving to Camp Nou.
The Catalan giants are now intensifying their efforts to snap up the Moroccan right-back, having prepared a five-year contract offer for him. The deal will be worth €3.5 million net per year apart from bonuses.
In addition to Barcelona, Mazraoui is also a key target for AC Milan, with the Rossoneri readying their own contract offer for him. But the La Liga heavyweights are the front-runners to land the Ajax defender, as he approaches the end of his stint with the Dutch giants.