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Barcelona and Arsenal in talks over Keira Walsh payment

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Keira Walsh is edging nearer in the direction of a transfer to Arsenal from European champions Barcelona, sources have advised 90min.

The England worldwide signed for the Catalan aspect from Manchester Metropolis in September 2022 in a world-record deal believed to be price £350,000.

Information of Arsenal making a transfer for the midfielder first broke on the finish of final week, with Walsh coming into the ultimate 12 months of her contract at Barca.

Sources have advised 90min that ought to Walsh be bought, Barcelona would look to recoup as a lot of their unique switch payment as potential in a bid to not lose out financially, however there isn’t any suggestion Arsenal pays near the unique payment as a result of Walsh solely has a 12 months left on her deal.

90min understands that the Gunners have been working behind the scenes on a transfer for Walsh for months and have been ready for the appropriate time to provoke club-to-club contact.

Alexia Putellas, Jana Fernandez, Keira Walsh

Walsh has been vastly profitable with Barcelona / Pedro Salado/GettyImages

The transfer would significantly profit Arsenal, whose midfield took successful earlier this month after Victoria Pelova was struck down with a ruptured ACL whereas enjoying for the Netherlands.

Arsenal had been focusing on Walsh lengthy earlier than this occurred, however Pelova’s damage provides them an additional incentive to usher in an skilled midfielder forward of subsequent season, and so they may boast amongst a few of the WSL’s most interesting choices in the midst of the park with Kim Little, Lia Walti and Kyra Cooney-Cross all on the membership.

Barcelona are already lining up reinforcements within the occasion of Walsh’s departure. The midfielder’s potential exit from their squad is anticipated to unlock the switch of versatile Man Metropolis star Laia Aleixandri.

The Spain worldwide has been with the Cityzens since 2022, following her transfer from Atletico Madrid.

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