Interest fee

Barcelona want to negotiate lower fee for full-back rated at €18m

Barcelona have turned their sights on Celta Vigo defender Javi Galan as they continue their search for a new left-back before the transfer window closes.

The Catalans had been focused on signing Marcos Alonso but have apparently reignited their interest in Galan of late as the 27-year-old is reportedly ready to accept lower wages than the Chelsea star.

To that end, Barca are reportedly planning to make a bid for Galan, with a €9m offer said to be in the works.

However, according to the journalist Oscar MendezCelta Vigo are not planning to facilitate Barcelona’s signing of the 27-year-old Spanish defender.

The Galician team, to start with, see Galan as an essential member of the squad and don’t want to lose a player who can have a big influence on games.

On top of that, with so little time left in the transfer window, Celta would struggle to find a replacement for the left-back, especially as a number of their targets are already agreeing to join. other clubs.

So, the La Liga outfit won’t just give in and let Galan go if Barcelona approach with an offer. However, the report adds that Celta Vigo would consider a sale should the Catalan giants’ offer come close to the defender’s €18m release clause.

Barcelona want to negotiate a fee with the club but don’t want to meet the exit clause. But their La Liga rivals will demand a sum close to the €18m clause.

Galan only joined Celta last summer from SD Huesca and has made a significant impact at Balaidos. He had a positive season last time out and also started the new campaign well, registering one assist in two La Liga games.

With four years left on his contract, Eduardo Coudet’s side are under no pressure to sell the left-back and it’s now up to Barcelona to convince their La Liga rivals to switch positions.