OM and Barça negotiate for Konrad de la Fuente


When you promise 11 recruits and 14 departures, you have to know how to use great means. A few days ago, Pablo Longoria, the president of OM, and Frank McCourt, the club owner, met the main groups of supporters and gave some clues on the future, including the transfer window. They assured that there would be a lot of movement in the workforce. It has already started with the departure at the end of their contract of Thauvin, Sakai or Nagatomo, and the arrival more than likely in the days to come from Gerson.

But we are still at the beginning of the transfer market and OM may move a lot. A new name has just appeared in the Spanish press, because according to information from Radio Catalunya, Marseille management is negotiating with Barça to enlist the young Konrad de la Fuente (19), under contract until 2022. Discussions are even going very quickly and the two clubs would be very close to reaching an agreement .

Negotiations are moving fast

In fact, the different parties agree on the principle of seeing the American winger go to Marseille next season. It remains to find the type of agreement. Two solutions are preferred. Either it is a dry transfer estimated at less than € 5 million where Barça would have a buyout clause. This option is the priority of the Marseillais. Second possibility, move towards a loan with an obligation to purchase at the end of the season.

A new telephone interview is scheduled for tomorrow, assures the media, but things seem to be going well. The file could even be closed next week. Pure product of the Masia, De La Fuente (1st selection with the USA) has never known Barça’s first team or almost (19 minutes in the Copa del Rey, 17 in the Champions League) but he has been considered for a few years as one of the most promising players among the Catalans. In short, everything Longoria is looking for.

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