Barcelona are looking to strengthen their right-back position this transfer window ahead of the upcoming season. One of their top targets is reported to be AS Monaco’s Vanderson. The Catalan club is currently short on options in that position. With Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde being deployed as makeshift right-backs in the current campaign. While Sergino Dest is expected to return from his loan spell at AC Milan, he is not believed to be in the plans of new coach Xavi.
Barcelona Sporting Director
According to reports from Sport, Deco, one of the leading candidates for the sporting director role at Barcelona. Has earmarked Vanderson as one of his top priorities. The Portuguese agent and scout, who also serves as a transfer advisor for the Blaugrana in Brazil, has been monitoring Vanderson for a long time. Even before his move to Monaco from Gremio.
Vanderson has had an impressive debut season with Monaco. Having made 35 appearances in all competitions. He has scored one goal and providing five assists. He is valued at around €60 million by the French club. This makes him an expensive target for Barcelona.
Barcelona transfer Targets
In addition to Vanderson, Barcelona have reportedly considered other options to strengthen their right-back position. Benjamin Pavard, Joao Cancelo, and Juan Foyth are also on their radar. Pavard’s contract with Bayern Munich is set to expire in 2024. The German club is planning to hold talks over a renewal soon. If the French defender opts against an extension, he could be available for a cut-price fee. The defender has also previously expressed his desire to play for Barca.
Cancelo, on the other hand, is deemed a far-fetched target due to his expensive price tag. Although the Catalan club has a good relationship with his agent, Jorge Mendes. A loan move for the Portuguese full-back could be considered.
In addition to signing new players, Deco is also tasked with helping Barcelona reduce their wage bill. He could find a way out for his client Raphinha. Raphinha has been subject to an €80m bid from Newcastle United.
The Blaugrana have a lot of work to do in the upcoming transfer window, with a new right-back being a top priority. While Vanderson remains their top target, they have other options available and will need to make a decision soon to ensure they ar