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Barça and PSG say yes, Xavi is no longer laughing

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Published Friday 14 January 2022 at 16: 00 In : Mercato.

Through Guillaume Conte

FC Barcelona and PSG discreetly negotiated the transfer of Layvin Kurzawa this winter. But Xavi is on track to bring down the house of cards. FC Barcelona has noted a serious problem with the left wing of his defense and turns to Paris SG to settle it. Indeed, the Catalan club still has the Jordi Alba moped, but Junior Firpo has joined Leeds and the young Alejandro Balde is considered too frail to be number 2 in this left-back position. As a result, the PSG was contacted to discuss the terms of the arrival of Layvin Kurzawa. The Parisian defender does not benefit from any game time under Mauricio Pochettino, and he now seems to have accepted the possibility of leaving this winter. Even if they are very often enemies on and off the field, PSG and Barça are also able to get along if the interest is common. A transfer of around 5 million euros is obviously capable of getting everyone to agree. Joan Laporta like Nasser Al-Khelaïfi believe that the price is right, and the player seems to want to give new impetus to his career.

Xavi prefers José Luis Gaya to Layvin Kurzawa

The idea of ​​going to Barça, which has been following him for some time now, makes sense for him, and even if he will have to make an effort on his salary, the rebound is interesting at 29 year. But there is a big catch. This recruitment must have the sporting endorsement of Xavi, who does not necessarily have the same opinion as his leaders. The new coach of the Catalan club does not completely close the door to the arrival of the French international, but has a preference which is called José Luis Gaya. The FC Valence defender will be, according to Xavi, a much better competitor to Jordi Alba than Layvin Kurzawa, who risks arriving totally out of form. Of course, the cost is not the same, since it will cost 20 million euros to bring Gaya to Barça. But for the moment, if Xavi continues to show such a firm will, there is a good chance that the culé club will try to reach an agreement with FC Valence before actually trying his luck with PSG.

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