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Barcelona face monetary hurdle & Bayer Leverkusen competitors in midfielder pursuit

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Barcelona face each monetary challenges and competitors if they’re to signal reported goal Aleix Garcia from regional neighbours Girona this summer season.

Veteran midfielder Oriol Romeu has been tipped to return to Girona, the membership he joined from in an €8m deal final summer season, with Barca trying to find an improve.

Garcia has been central to Girona’s exceptional Champions League qualification and Marca writes that the 26-year-old is favored by each Barca’s sporting hierarchy and head coach Xavi. However a valuation in extra of €20m is considered doubtlessly problematic at Camp Nou.

That quantity might even go up if Garcia is included in Spain’s squad for Euro 2024. He made his senior nationwide workforce debut in November 2023 however wasn’t chosen for the newest worldwide break in March, suggesting it isn’t a possible state of affairs.

Aleix Garcia

Garcia has helped Girona into the Champions League / High quality Sport Photos/GettyImages

Newly topped Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen pose the opposite situation for Barca with rival curiosity. And the place funds will rule out Sevilla and Actual Betis, Leverkusen, set to return to the Champions League subsequent season, would have the assets to strike a deal.

Ought to Leverkusen retain their key performers this summer season and strengthen additional below the watchful eye of Xabi Alonso, many may think about them darkish horse contenders to win the Champions League after an historic unbeaten season in Germany. Alonso’s aspect might even land their first European trophy in 36 years on Wednesday once they contest the Europa League ultimate.

As for Garcia, his path to the highest has taken a considerably circuitous route. He was solely 18 when he was poached from Villarreal’s academy by Manchester Metropolis however made simply 9 appearances. That is truly his second spell at Girona after a two-year mortgage from 2017 to 2019, whereas he additionally performed in Belgium and Romania, earlier than discovering his toes again with Girona in Spain’s second tier.

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