Barcelona prepared to break the bank for another top target – report

Some crazy prices are being quoted this summer in a transfer market which is more inflated than ever.

And Barcelona appear to be pursuing a centre back, as one of their priorities, as well as a striker.

Latest reports suggest that one of Barcelona’s top summer targets, Marquinhos, is going to cost a lot of money. reckons that PSG will not sell their star for less than €40 million.

But apparently Barcelona will not be deterred by the enormous price tag and will press ahead with the transfer anyway. Sport says:

40m for Marquinhos

But Barcelona will continue to try to secure the services of PSG’s central defender

soccersweep believes that is a lot of cash to pay for one player but the most important factor in this deal is his age – the lad is only 20.

If he can give 10 or 12 years service to Barcelona at the top level then it will be like signing two £20 million players. When you look at it that way he doesn’t seem so expensive. If Marquinhos is ‘doing a Puyol’ in 10 years time at Barcelona noone will be moaning about his price. And that’s the plan for this guy.

With Gerard Pique having a poor year, by his standards, and Carlos Puyol at the end of his career Barcelona is in serious need of reinforcements in that department.

Even at such a young age Marquinhos looks like he’s got the lot. He’s not only a really solid stopper but also has great feet and would fit into the Barcelona style perfectly.

Let’s take another look at him in action. Barcelona fans: worth the money?


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