Reports: Barca Identify Iniesta Replacement
Reports: FC Barcelona Identify Andres Iniesta Replacement
Spanish giants FC Barcelona have reportedly identified the man they want to bring in replace the legendary Andres Iniesta, who will leave the Catalans at the end of the season.
According to Sky Sports, Napoli midfielder Jorginho is the player the Blaugrana are consider bringing in following Iniesta's imminent exit.
The player has impressed in Serie A this season, and has also been watched by Manchester City and Manchester United.
The Blaugrana are believed to see the player as someone who could strengthen the team's midfield, and being an Italy international, Jorginho would not take up a non-European place in the squad.
Napoli reportedly value the player at €40 million (R586 million), but if more than one club comes in for him, it could go down to who bids highest for the player.
Jorginho would undoubtedly bring stability to Barca's midfield post-Iniesta, with players like Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez not yet doing enough to secure a spot in the starting XI.
The 26-year-old, who was born in Brazil, has scored four goals and assisted a further four strikes in 37 matches for Napoli so far this season.
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