Barcelona attacking prospect Ferran Jutgla is reportedly inching closer to sealing a move to UEFA Champions League regulars Club Brugge.

According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Ferran Jutgla appears set to call it quits at FC Barcelona in the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old is closing in on completing a move to Club Brugge, who will sign him in a deal worth around €7 million.

Ferran Jutgla spent his formative years at half a dozen clubs before turning professional at Sant Andreu. After a few years at the Catalan club, the Spanish attacking prospect moved to Barcelona last summer, with the Blaugrana assigning him to the reserve side.

Jutgla earned his first-team debut for Barcelona in December, with Xavi Hernandez fast-tracking him to the senior side amid a crisis at Camp Nou. And the 23-year-old scored in his first start in a 3-2 win over Elche CF. But the youngster’s time with the first-team squad ended quickly, and he made only nine appearances for Barcelona before returning to the reserve side.

Jutgla was a solid customer for Barcelona B as he amassed 19 goals and six assists in 32 outings this season. But with first-team opportunities not forthcoming, it soon became clear that Jutgla will benefit by leaving Barcelona, with La Liga giants Villarreal expressing an interest in signing him in the summer transfer window.

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Jutgla has revealed this week that he will leave Barcelona after just one year, with securing first-team football at the top of his priority list. And the 23-year-old attacking prospect will hope to get that at Club Brugge, with the Belgian heavyweights on the verge of securing his services.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Club Brugge will sign Jutgla for a fee worth between €6 million and €7 million in the summer transfer window. The young attacker will get the chance to feature in the UEFA Champions League, with Blauw-Zwart winning their domestic league again this season.

Leaving Barcelona might be the best decision of Jutgla’s career despite the honour of playing for one of the most prestigious institutions in European football. With Barcelona heavily linked with a move for Robert Lewandowski, the 23-year-old would have failed to win a regular berth at Camp Nou. And at Club Brugge, he could feature prominently in the Champions League and the Belgian top flight.

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