Barça want to strengthen the left win position this summer
When Barcelona transferred Memphis Depay to Atlético Madrid in the last winter transfer window, the Blaugrana's sporting management took out an option to buy Yannick Carrasco for around 15 million euros.
The Belgian international is a player that Barça's sporting director, Jordi Cruyff, and also the coach, Xavi Hernandez, really like.
He impressed in the recent game against Atletico Madrid. That day, Carrasco put Koundé in a lot of trouble and was the most outstanding player on Simeone's team, occupying the entire left side of the attack during the first phase of the match and playing more as a pure winger in the final part.
Barça's coach, who will win La Liga this season, has called for more reinforcements this summer to improve a squad that aspires to regain the competitiveness lost in recent years in Europe.
With Dembélé and Raphinha on the right of the attack, he wants a player for the left flank who is capable of breaking games open.
And here the name of Carrasco appears, who despite being very comfortable at Atlético, a team in which he has grown a lot in the second half of the season, would be delighted to change the 'Colchonero' for Barça.
Whether Carrasco will wear the Azulgrana colours, therefore, depends on several factors. The first one has a name and surname: Ez Abde. Mateu Alemany, who will be the club's director of football until 30 June, explained before Tuesday's game against Osasuna that Abde had earned the right to return to Barça.
And so he will. The Moroccan international has had a good season at Osasuna and will, in principle, return to stay. It is believed at the club that he is ideal to reinforce the left wing position, as Xavi wants, and also at no cost.
It is quite another matter if a very important offer for Abde arrives at the Ciutat Esportiva offices. In fact, his agent has made a few trips to England to sound out different Premier League clubs. Abde also has Jorge Mendes, a specialist in the movement of players, as his legal advisor.
If a proposal arrives, Barça are ready to accept it. Practically everything would be profit and they could gain a lot of financial Fair Play and part of that money would then be used to exercise the option to buy Carrasco this summer, who will await developments.