Mercato, FC Barcelona: Pau Cubarsí is available at a gift price


By: Manu Tournoux

He left his mark. Even if it is true that Pau Cubarsí had already been performing well for several weeks in La Liga, the young central defender who celebrated his 17th birthday last January was facing his first big test. Established by Xavi with players like Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen opposite, the Catalan shone. He was voted man of the match by UEFA, by our editorial staff who gave him a nice 8/10, and finished this match with 100% duels won. Suffice to say that Barça is rubbing its hands.

While waiting to know if Cubarsí will take over from his glorious elders like Carles Puyol or Gerard Piqué, FC Barcelona must first ensure his presence in the long term… As indicated Relevo, FC Barcelona has reason to be worried. The player’s contract expires in June 2026, but it is above all his release clause which poses a problem.

A gift release clause

It is, according to the media, between 10 and 15 million euros. A ridiculous sum given the talent and potential of the player, and which is largely affordable for all the big European clubs. Any team interested in his services – the player must also agree of course – can therefore put this amount on the table and snatch it from the Catalan club without the latter having a say. An emergency situation which forces Barça to act quickly to change the player’s contractual situation.

Especially since, according to the media, Manchester City is interested and has even already come to the news in the fairly recent past. So, the Cubarsí clan said no, but the situation could logically change in the future. Barça therefore wants to offer him a new contract quickly, and must also deal with an element which does not work in its favor: La Liga’s financial fair play makes it complicated to register player contracts. Difficult to offer a big contract to the defender in these conditions. Case to be continued, but Barça can clearly be worried…

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