PSG's Kurzawa emerges as a back-up left-back option for Barça
The defender is out of contract in the summer and can move on for free
Barcelona plan to sell Junior Firpo this summer and to find another left-back to offer competition for Jordi Alba. One of the players that has been offered to them and is on the table is Paris Saint-Germain's Layvin Kurzawa.
Kurzawa is out of contract in the summer and has decided not to extend his deal with PSG. He has been offered to Barça, while there is also interest from Liverpool, Arsenal, Inter Milan and Napoli.
Barça will refresh their backline this summer. They hope to move on Junior and Samuel Umtiti and the absolute priority is to sign a young left-sided centre-back who can grow with the club. That's where investment is planned. The club could even look at a centre-back who could also play full-back given the expected financial crisis this summer to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Signings will be dependent on outgoings but the club are also monitoring cheaper options. Kurzawa was offered before the coronavirus reached Europe. He's represented by a company that works often with Barça and has a good relationship with the club.
There is interest across Europe in signing Kurzawa on a free. Liverpool want competition for Andrew Robertson, their only left-back, while Arsenal, Inter and Napoli all want a new left-back. PSG tried to sell him in January but the player preferred to wait and leave on a free.
Kurzawa has played 14 Ligue 1 games this season as he has alternated with ex-Valencia defender Juan Bernat. He has also featured three times in the Champions League and played five cup games. At 27, he is one of the alternatives Barça have on the table.
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