Barca have a plan to recruit Claudio Echeverri


By: Manu Tournoux

Who to flush out the new Argentinian star, Claudio Echeverri? In the space of one competition, the Argentine striker went from shadow to light. Brilliant in the colors of the Albiceleste during the U-17 World Cup, he single-handedly defeated Brazil in the quarter-finals by scoring a hat-trick. Finishing second in the scorers’ rankings with 5 goals in total, the 17-year-old player burst into the limelight to such an extent that many European big names were quick to look into his situation. Now a River Plate player, the native of Resistencia should not farewell on the South American continent. If recently we mentioned a growing interest from Manchester City for the Argentine nugget, it is now the turn of FC Barcelona to take the temperature for “El Diablito” as he is now nicknamed in Argentina.

As such, SPORT informs us that the reigning Spanish champion has a very specific plan in mind to lure him into his net. According to the Spanish media, the Catalans would be willing to offer more than 30 million euros, an amount higher than his departure clause by spreading the payment in several installments. While the player himself has expressed his desire to one day play for Barça, his agents would at the same time be seduced by this project. Thus, discussions could intensify during the winter transfer window with a view to signing him next summer. Asked in conference before facing Valencia at the Mestalla this Saturday evening (9 p.m.) for the 17th day of La Liga, Catalan coach Xavi Hernandez did not wish to comment on his possible arrival, nevertheless recognizing the potential of number 19 from El Millionaire: “I know him, he’s a talent. A different footballer, but the recruitment unit is already working on it.”

Leave a Comment