Barcelona Considering Signing Fluminense Duo
FC Barcelona seem to be nearing a deal for Fluminenese duo. The international sporting director of the treble winning club, Ariedo Braida recently revealed in an interview about him landing in Brazil next week to check on two of FCB’s long term targets. The players shortlisted by the board are Fluminense midfielder Gerson and striker Kenedy, Braida also stated, “Barcelona have someone working there and he has been working on this. There has been an option to sign the two for a while now.”
Both the players are exceptionally talented, as the attacking midfielder Gerson has represented Brazil national team at U17 and U20 levels and is blessed with great dribbling abilities along with the skill of dictating the tempo of game from the deep. Juventus were reportedly offering 11 million pounds for him back in the January transfer window. While there striker Kenedy was linked to the Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United back in the summer with the Stamford Bridge named the favorite destination to land him. The 19 year old forward has a contract till 2018 with the Brazilian club and possesses deceptive strength and a deadly pace mixed with a poacher approach toward goal.
Barcelona seem to be a deserved favorite place for the talented promising football players around the planet as their renowned academy La Masia has produced some of the world’s finest footballers in the form of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Busquets, etc. If Barca are successful in landing these two players, it will reaffirm the club’s commitment to building on a foundation of youth. The lure of sharing the pitch with Lionel Messi and co. might end up these budding superstars in Catalonia sooner than later.