Barça in advanced negotiations with Fiorentina for Riqui Puig

Barça in advanced negotiations with Fiorentina for Riqui Puig

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The midfielder could move to Italy in search of first team football

Riqui Puig's future could be resolved in the coming days. Negotiations between the midfielder and Fiorentina are advanced, but it still remains to be decided in what capacity he will join the Italian side.

Puig's contract situation at Barcelona is complicating things. His deal at Camp Nou expires next summer, which means the Catalan club would prefer a transfer. In the case he leaves on loan, he would be able to then leave for free next summer.

Fiorentina have an ambitious project and recently renewed the contracted of their highly-rated coach, Vincenzo Italiano, until the summer of 2025.

They finished seventh in Serie A last season, qualifying for the Europa Conference League, and reached the semifinals of the Italian cup, losing to Juventus.

Lazio, Valencia and Benfica have also shown an interest in signing Puig, who has been told by Barça coach Xavi Hernandez he is not in his plans.

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