In search of a right-back for next season, Barcelona is looking at Monaco. According to the Catalan press, the Blaugrana love Vanderson.
After Aurelien Tchouameni at Real Madrid, Vanderson at Barcelona? We are not there yet, but the talents of AS Monaco are very popular in Spain.
Vanderson appeals to Barça.
While the summer market has just closed its doors, Barça is already working on its recruitment for next season. With one priority in mind: finding a right-back. The two players in the squad in this position will be at the end of their contract in a year’s time, as Hector Bellerin, who arrived this summer, has only signed for one season, while Sergi Roberto has extended his lease by just one year.
In order to strengthen this position, the 2nd of La Liga is thinking about Vanderson (21 years old). The AS Monaco player is one of the players appreciated by the Barcelona leaders, reports Sport. Young player with great potential and an offensive profile that allows him to play in all positions on the right flank, the Brazilian is considered a target of choice to complete the team of Xavi next season.
A slow start to the season
Recruited from Gremio for 11 million euros last January, the Brazilian has made a superb second half of the season in Ligue 1. The native of Rondonópolis is no stranger to the Principality’s great comeback to the podium, with great performances in important games against Marseille (1-0), Nice (1-0) and Rennes (3-2).
His beginning of the season 2022-2023 is more complicated, as for his team. Not very flamboyant against PSV Eindhoven in the preliminary round of the Champions League (1-1, 2-3 a.m.) and then just okay against Rennes (1-1), Vanderson then took a red card in the slap against Lens (1-4) and did not shine for his return against Troyes (2-4). Despite this slow start, Monaco is convinced of the talent of his player and would have set a price of 60 million euros. It remains to be seen how this amount will evolve within a year.