By now, it should go without saying that Barcelona will search the summer transfer window for a new defensive midfield player.
The Catalan giants felt the need to bolster the position even though Oriol Romeu came last summer, especially as the veteran Spaniard’s play has already declined significantly.
The sporting team is now considering a number of candidates for the role, and names like Wilfred Ndidi, Gabriel Moscardo, and Arthur Vermeeren are being kept an eye on.
Plus, Florentino Luis is on Barça’s schedule.
Barcelona is now reportedly targeting Florentino Luis, SL Benfica’s power in the midfield. This information comes from SPORT.
The 24-year-old Portuguese star is widely respected in his own country and attracted the attention of several elite teams with his outstanding midfield performances in the UEFA Champions League last year.
The defensive midfielder’s attributes have also been noticed by Barça, who consider him a possibility for the summer of 2024.
The current season did not start off well for Florentino Luis, who was having difficulty obtaining playing time.
However, he has just begun to regain importance at Benfica, which may complicate a move.
Barcelona has Florentino Luis on their radar
€120 million clause for release
According to the report, Florentino Luis has a huge €120 million release clause in his contract with Benfica, which is valid until the summer of 2027.
Barcelona, nevertheless, thinks they can work out a lesser deal with the top Portuguese team and get the 24-year-old for about €40 million.
However, Benfica is known for fetching high prices for its assets, and considering Barça’s current financial situation, a move for Florentino Luis could be challenging to execute.