According to an update courtesy of Spanish outlet Sport, Barcelona are ‘ready‘ to sell Sky Blue transfer target Nelson Semedo this summer for just €40 million (£35.7 million) in order to quickly raise funds – and the player allegedly ‘prefers City‘.
Semedo, who has started 16 La Liga games for the Catalans this season, is currently touted with a move away from the Nou Camp as Barcelona prepare to raise funds for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Would Nelson Semedo challenge Kyle Walker for the right-back position?
Yes, all day long
No, Walker has been fantastic
Indeed, as per this report, the Spanish giants tried to incorporate Semedo in potential swap deals to land targets like Lautaro Martinez and Miralem Pjanic – but so far Quique Setién’s side have fallen short.
While Barca try to trade the player for a target of their own, it is believed that Semedo prefers a move to the Etihad Stadium – and City have apparently offered a straight swap with Joao Cancelo in order to land the 26-year-old.
If the Portuguese international does opt for a move away so soon, his compatriot Semedo could be a viable replacement at a cheaper price.