There are a lack of top-level right-backs at the moment and, for that reason, Barcelona received a lot of proposals for Nelson Semedo last summer. But they turned them all down.
Things have changed now, though. Semedo is out of contract in 2022 and the club are open to offers at the end of the season as they look to bring in cash to invest elsewhere. For now, though, any talks about his future have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.
Barça backed Semedo at the start of the season and he's taken a step forward, although his form is still inconsistent. The club know there are not many better options out there, but they're willing to let him go because his contract expires in two years.
There have been talks with his agent, Jorge Mendes, to discuss the situation, explaining that they want to renew his deal or look to move him on. Mendes knows that Semedo is an attractive option for many clubs and is waiting to see how the market evolves. A big-money move is likely, although club finances across Europe are currently in the air due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Semedo wanted to leave last summer. There was interest from Atletico Madrid, who wanted him as part of a deal for Antoine Griezmann, Juventus and Manchester City. His price tag was north of 40 million euros but Barça refused to talk. Semedo wanted more minutes and Barça convinced him he would get them at Camp Nou.
The Portugal international is happy at Barcelona but won't rule anything out. Inter have also shown an interest and he could also be involved in a deal for Lautaro Martinez. One thing is clear: renew or leave.