Barcelona are ‘internally discussing’ the possibility of signing RB Leipzig’s Spanish defender Angelino this summer.

According to Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ Podcast, Barcelona are entertaining the idea of making a move for RB Leipzig left-back Angelino in the ongoing transfer window even though Chelsea star Marcos Alonso remains their top target.

Barcelona are scouring the market for reinforcements in the left-back position after Jordi Alba soldiered through the last season as the only natural option in the role. Manager Xavi Hernandez has not called upon youngster Alejandro Balde due to his lack of experience, and is keen on adding a more accomplished player to the roster to cover for and compete with Alba.

Chelsea veteran Marcos Alonso has emerged as Barcelona’s priority target for the position. The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract with the Blues and is keen on leaving this summer, with the Catalans pushing for his signing. However, Chelsea’s transfer fee demands for the 31-year-old have led to the deal stalling, forcing Barcelona to explore other options.

And an option they are considering now is RB Leipzig’s Angelino. The 25-year-old has been put up for sale by the German club after they signed David Raum this summer. And the Spanish left-back has been offered to several clubs in Germany and Europe, including Barcelona.

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Angelino is a player that has been on Barcelona’s radar in the past but a move had failed to materialise due to his steep valuation. However, with Leipzig ready to part ways with him this summer, the Blaugrana are considering the possibility of signing the former Manchester City ace this summer.

Indeed, as per the report from Romano, Barcelona have internally discussed the potential signing of Angelino, along with Tottenham Hotspur defender Sergio Reguilon as well. In close to 100 appearances for RB Leipzig, Angelino has been directly involved in 40 goals (12 goals, 28 assists) in all competitions.

The 25-year-old is a modern-day attacking full-back who can settle in well at Barcelona and can grow into the left-back role once Alba decides to hang up his boots in a year or two. But, as things stand, Alonso remains the Catalans’ primary transfer target, and it remains to be seen if they can convince Chelsea to sell him.

Comments 1

  1. David says:

    Barca should go for Cucurella that is what i think

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