FC Barcelona and Marcelo Brozovic are moving closer together. The player is cooling off his move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr while waiting for the Blaugrana to formalise a firm offer. However, the Croatian, according to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, has already said 'yes' to the club.
He says Brozovic asked the Saudi club for a salary of 30 million euros per year for two years as a key condition to accept the offer. Previously, the player and his representatives had agreed a three-year contract with Al-Nassr, whose salary offer was around 20 million per season.
Among the reasons for Brozovic's hesitation is Barça's interest in signing him this summer. With Kimmich ruled out, after confirming that he wants to continue at Bayern Munich, and Zubimendi very hard to get due to his 60 million euro release clause, the Croatian's option has gained weight in the sporting direction, along with other names such as Parejo and Oriol Romeu.
The Catalan giants, however, need more time to be able to make a binding offer to the Croatian. To do so, they must first start the 'exit operation' by finding places for players such as Dest, Lenglet, Umtiti, Collado and Gustavo Maia. Once the wage bill has been significantly reduced, Barça will then be in a position to make a bid for the current Champions League finalist.
Despite the fact that it will be a complicated operation, ways are being opened to get the green light. In this way, Xavi Hernandez will be able to count on a replacement for Sergio Busquets, after he decided to put an end to his time as a Blaugrana player. The former captain did not renew his contract and will play for MLS side Inter Miami, alongside Leo Messi.