The Danish defender is currently injured but is enjoying a fine season
Barca's director of football, Mateu Alemany, met a few days ago with Ilhan Gundogan, Andreas Christensen's representative, with whom the club has excellent relations. The Blaugrana expressed their satisfaction with the centre-back's performances and also discussed the future with the intention of extending his contract in the future. Christensen's entourage warned that a tempting offer could arrive from the Premier League this summer but the player is happy at Camp Nou and Barça, in principle, have no intention of selling.
The bet on Christensen is total, but it is also true that Barça will live through an uncertain transfer market with the enormous challenge of reducing the wage bill by 200 million euros. And that can only be achieved with some salary reductions and departures. The club's idea is to make some sales of players it does not consider crucial, but it may not be enough. That is why Mateu Alemany is attentive to all the information from Barça's players' agents about possible offers.
Christensen has already performed at a very good level at Chelsea, but at Barça he has confirmed that he is a wise centre-back with a great level of performance. Xavi Hernandez trusts him and he has earned a starting place as one of the most effective signings this season. Having arrived for free, the club is also clear that a million-dollar sale would count as a profit, but they would only take the step if a club presented an offer that was out of the market and unimpressive for all parties.
For the moment, Barça and the player's entourage remain in permanent contact and are not going to be proactive in a departure, far from it. It's another thing if there is a club that pushes hard and tempts all parties, though. The Blaugrana wants to incorporate a left-sided central defender and in the squad they have Araujo, Koundé and Eric Garcia in this position, in addition to the contribution of Marcos Alonso. Eric Garcia would be the most likely to leave, but so far no interesting proposals have been received.