La Liga heavyweights Barcelona are reportedly on the verge of securing the services of 19-year-old Spanish defensive sensation Eric Vega.
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Eric Vega is the subject of interest from Barcelona over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The 19-year-old Spanish defensive sensation is on the verge of rejoining the Catalan club from CF Damm ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Eric Vega started his youth career in Barcelona before moving to CF Damm. The teenage prodigy has made significant progress since then, and he was the captain of the Juvenil A team at the Catalan club this past season, showing the rapid strides he has taken following his departure from Barcelona.
But Vega is set to be on the move again in the summer transfer window, with his departure from CF Damm fast approaching. And the 19-year-old Spanish defensive sensation will return to Barcelona ahead of the 2022/23 season to join their reserve side.
Rafael Marquez has witnessed sweeping changes to his squad in the summer transfer window, with many important players leaving Barcelona. The biggest blow for the Blaugrana has been the exit of Arnau Comas, with the former Barcelona B captain joining FC Basel on a free transfer.
?| 19-year-old centre-back Eric Vega is close to becoming a Barca Atlètic player.
The defender, who was previously in the Barcelona youth academy, will arrive from CF Damm to reinforce the defense.
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In addition, Marquez has also lost two other centre-backs in Santi Ramos Mingo and Igor Gomes. Eric Vega has thus emerged as a viable target for Barcelona B, with the 19-year-old arriving with the proven tag of being a leader despite his tender age. So he could be a like-for-like replacement for Comas at the Catalan club.
Meanwhile, Marquez has also greeted the arrival of several prodigious youngsters in the summer transfer window, with Barcelona B making some impressive signings. The latest addition to the Barcelona B squad was Nil Ruiz, who has joined other promising youngsters like Pablo Torre, Emre Demir and Alvaro Nunez.
Eric Vega could follow Nil Ruiz through the doors at Barcelona B, with Rafael Marquez set to have a new defensive sensation at his disposal. It will be interesting to see if the 19-year-old Spanish centre-back completes his return to Barcelona anytime soon.