It’s been a relatively quiet pre season for Barcelona, but two pieces of business are looking more and more likely. The giants from Catalonia are looking more likely to bring in one new star and are looking likely to offload another, according to barcablaugranes.com
Jeremy Mathieu is the man who is reportedly on his way out of the Nou Camp. The 33 year old centre back signed for Barcelona in 2014, joining from Valencia. In three seasons, the Frenchman has made less than 100 games for Barca, and it’s not looking like he’ll be around to hit a century next season.
Mathieu is reportedly on the verge of signing for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon after passing a medical on Monday.
One Frenchman out and one Frenchman in? Reports are saying Barcelona are interested in Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele. Dembele’s agent has reportedly met with the Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez about a possible move.
Dembele is a promising young player and any team linked with this signing will undoubtedly be excited by his talent and his potential, but would Barcelona be the best team to untap that potential? The Barcelona front three of Messi, Suarez and Neymar is probably the best trio in world football and would be near impossible to find regular football when competing with those three.