La Liga heavyweights Barcelona are reportedly closely monitoring the progress of 18-year-old Spanish wonderkid Trilli.
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Trilli is the subject of interest from Barcelona over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants are monitoring the 18-year-old Spanish wonderkid to bolster the reserve team before eventually promoting him to the senior side.
Alvaro Perez Campo, better known as Trilli, has spent his formative years in Spain, making most of his progress at Deportivo La Coruna. The teenage wonderkid rapidly grew in the youth setup at the Galician club before breaking into their first-team squad last year.
A right-back by trade, the 18-year-old has slowly grown in stature at Deportivo La Coruna this term, amassing 12 appearances across all competitions. The Spanish prodigy’s exploits have not gone unnoticed, with one of the most prestigious clubs in Europe – Barcelona – setting sights on him.
Barcelona could delve into the market for a right-back in the summer transfer window as Sergino Dest continues to face an uncertain future at Camp Nou. And with Dani Alves closing in on his 40th birthday, it is clear that the veteran Brazilian defender will only be a short-term solution on the right side of the Barcelona defence.
? (TRILLI): Barcelona are following the progress of Deportivo La Coruña's 18-year old right back Álvaro Pérez Campo, 'Trilli', for a while.
• Trilli has a release clause of €5m and he would initially play for Barça B if he is signed.#FCB ??
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Noussair Mazraoui has thus emerged as Barcelona’s priority target for the summer transfer window, with the Moroccan defender prepared to join the Blaugrana. But the Catalan giants have Bayern Munich to fend off in the race to sign the Ajax right-back.
In fact, recent reports have claimed that the Bundesliga champions are closing in on signing Mazraoui on a Bosman move, forcing Barcelona to get back to the drawing board. But with Sergino Dest starting to impress Xavi Hernandez, keeping hold of the USMNT international might be a good idea, considering Trilli has emerged on their radar.
The 18-year-old will initially play for Barcelona B, if signed, which is what Barcelona will do with Pablo Torre when he arrives from Racing Santander in the summer transfer window. But if he shows the desired qualities, there is a high chance that Trilli could secure a quick promotion to the first team for good, with Torre also touted for similar progress.