Barça want the Croatian international but it's not clear if they can afford him
Marcelo Brozovic seems to to have doubts about joining Al-Nassr. The Croatian midfielder has reportedly rejected the Saudi club's latest offer, considering it too low, although negotiations are still open, according to 'La Gazzetta dello Sport'.
Brozovic believes he has a good chance of signing for Barcelona and will only accept a move to the Saudi league if the salary is big enough for him not to hesitate. For now, the deal is still up in the air and the Blaugrana are keeping a close eye on the situation.
Al-Nassr and Inter reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Brozovic in exchange for 23 million euros. It is a good transaction for the Italian club, who want to make money with the midfielder and know that they will not have any better proposal.
In fact, Barça were considering offering around 15 million euros for the player and accompanying it with a loan deal for one of the players who are not part of Xavi's plans.
Once the meeting between the clubs was over, Al-Nassr wanted to tie down the player, but Brozovic wants more money. In Saudi Arabia, they are paying other much more than he has been offered and for now he is holding firm.
The Croatian has a very good salary at Inter and Barça would offer him a good sporting project for the future so he is pushing for that. The two parties will continue to talk in the coming hours although Al-Nassr have warned that they have other options on the table and are not going to wait much longer.
Brozovic is now pushing the operation to the limit although he knows that his decision cannot go beyond this week. Al-Nassr, for their part, could raise the economic proposal to close the deal, although it is not at all clear that they will do so because they have already made a huge effort.
Barça, in the event of a break, could enter the fray, although for now they have limited themselves to expressing their interest directly to the player in an attempt to put pressure on him.