FC Barcelona wants to strengthen their attack in winter. “Sport” says Arthur Cabral of FC Basel is her priority.
Barcelona needs a center forward. It is not known whether Sergio Aguero, who has been diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, will return to the game. On the other hand, Luuk de Jong is not a footballer of the right format.
Perhaps it will be Cabral. The Brazilian joined the Swiss club from Palmeiras in mid-2020. This year his talent exploded. Basel scored 23 goals in 24 matches. He also added eight assists.
Basel’s skills were also appreciated by the coach of the Brazilian national team, who called him up for matches in the qualifying rounds for the world championship. The 23-year-old is still waiting for his debut in the team.
“Sport” says Cabral fits the profile of the striker Barcelona is looking for. He has good physical conditions, plays great in the air and can play with both legs. Its acquisition is recommended by Deco. The former Barcelona midfielder is now her scout for Brazil and Portugal.
Cabral’s contract with the current employer is valid only until mid-2023. Basel is willing to sell it. The price would not be too high – we are talking about EUR 15-20 million.
The Spanish daily says transfer negotiations are open. Currently, the search for a formula that will allow the transaction to be finalized is in progress.