Unai Emery allegedly has Franck Kessie from Barcelona on his radar, and BirminghamLive has the most recent information on the Aston Villa team.
Aston Villa could benefit from Barcelona’s summer suspension, as Barcelona has been warned they must release £178 million from their budget.
Before considering adding new players during the forthcoming transfer window, they must raise the necessary funds. After shelling out to sign players like Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, and Andreas Christensen, the Catalan giants avoided Ԁιꜱаꜱtег by using some “economic levers” last year.
Barcelona already faced difficulties with debts that were reportedly in excess of £1 billion; the fact that they were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage only made matters worse.
Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, has since reaffirmed his position on the team’s finances. At the Business of Football summit hosted by the Financial Times on Thursday in London, he stated: “As of right now, Barcelona doesn’t have any flexibility in its budget to spend in the approaching transfer window.
“We are acting in accordance with Barcelona’s dubious behavior, which has had an effect on La Liga. We’ve decided that they can’t sign any more players.”
They tried to find alternative solutions and sold off €700 million in Broadcast rights, but they won’t be able to do that the following season. We have rigorous economic restrictions. We inform all of the La Liga clubs of their spending limits at the conclusion of each window.
“In the case of Barcelona, they must reduce spending on salaries and transfers from €650 million to €450 million, leaving them with a financial deficit of €200 million. They must decrease their investment in players, and we have urged them to do so by selling players as they can use 40% of the proceeds from each sale.
The team also acquired Franck Kessie last summer on a free transfer, although the midfielder has already been connected to moves outside of Spain. Sport reports that Unai Emery’s team is eager to sign the 26-year-old during the forthcoming transfer window.
Kessie, an international for the Ivory Coast, has seven goals and 60 caps to his name as of the upcoming international break in March. However, competition for spots at the Camp Nou is predictably fierce, and he may be allowed to leave after just one season in Catalonia. He has made 28 appearances in all competitions, but only 15 of those have been in La Liga, although the majority of them have been in the second half of the season.
Manchester United might additionally profit from Barcelona’s limitations. The Premier League powerhouses, who reportedly agreed to a £63 million deal with Barcelona for the Dutchman last summer, have long been interested in Frenkie de Jong.
De Jong’s move stagnated, but he was given the opportunity to reconsider his options when Barcelona suffered yet another setback in their efforts to once again position themselves as a serious contender for the Champions League.
Man Utd may target ‘monster’ centre-back as Harry Maguire replacement in ‘convenient’ deal
If Manchester United permits Harry Maguire to leave the team, they may be looking for a central defender.
In order to add depth to their central defense after Kim Min-promising jae’s start in the Serie A, Manchester United may be tempted to make a move for the Napoli defender. The 26-year-old is allegedly highly regarded by the Red Devils, who are considering a transfer for the center-back at the end of the current campaign.
In comparison to prior seasons, United has changed drastically this year, and their recent Carabao Cup victory has given them a real shot at the quadruple. The success of summer additions Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez has been largely attributed to United’s revamped defense, which has laid the groundwork for the success of its offensive talents.
The defensive tandem of Martinez and Raphael Varane is unbreakable, with Luke Shaw offering a third center option. Because of this, club captain Harry Maguire has frequently had to warm the bench, which has drawn the interest of numerous Premier League teams.
Erik ten Hag will undoubtedly be counting on a successor being bought if the England international were to leave Old Trafford in the summer and end a miserable time with the team. The departure of Maguire could lead to a chase of Min-jae, who has frequently been mentioned as a potential transfer.
When asked if a transfer was possible, former Napoli director Carlo Jacomuzzi said to Radio Punto Nuovo: “Kim and United? It would be quite practical. Someone with the Korean’s profile would be a good fit for Manchester United, which has to significantly improve.
This season, Min-jae has made 23 league appearances for Napoli, helping the team to the top of the standings and earning praise as one of their most crucial players. The South Korean international’s performances have also helped him earn the right to use the moniker “the monster,” which he really likes.
The defender, who is 26 years old, has the ability to develop further and play a key role for United, but it will cost a lot of money. Min-present jae’s contract includes a £44 million release clause that becomes active in the summer. Napoli, though, is working nonstop to reach an agreement with their No. 3 that will have that clause removed, which would greatly increase his transfer value.
After Ten Hag showed his trust in his skipper by starting him in his team’s FA Cup fifth-round match against West Ham earlier this week, United may be inclined to keep Maguire on while allocating their resources to other positions.