Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing SD Huesca defender Javi Galan, who has emerged as the latest left-back to be linked with them.
According to a report by Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, Barcelona have reportedly set their sights on Javi Galan over a move in the summer transfer window. The Huesca defender is also the subject of interest from fellow La Liga outfits Sevilla and Real Betis and has a price tag worth €8 million.
Galan joined Huesca from Cordoba in January 2019 and has since gone on to nail down his spot as the first-choice left-back for the La Liga club. While the Oscenses have struggled so far this season, the 26-year-old has been a rare bright spark, with a goal and 2 assists in 27 outings.
His solid performances seem to have attracted some of the biggest clubs within Spain, with Sevilla and Real Betis closely monitoring him for quite some time. The Andalusian clubs have now been joined by Barcelona in the race to sign the Spaniard as per El Gol Digital.
Barcelona are expected to enter the transfer market for a left-back in the summer transfer window, with Junior Firpo being deemed surplus to requirements. The 24-year-old has recently been linked with Arsenal and it is likely that he will be offloaded following the end of the season.
In addition, it is worth noting that Jordi Alba is on the wrong side of 30 and despite a resurgent run this term, he is approaching the twilight of his career. As a result, Barcelona need to not only be on the lookout for a replacement for Firpo but also lay down the succession plan for Alba, which is why they have perhaps, been linked with Jose Gaya lately.
Juan Bernat had also been a target for Barcelona, but the Spaniard has now penned a long-term deal with PSG and is unlikely to depart the French capital this summer. As for Galan, he is a viable target, who can initially be the understudy to Alba. His €8 million valuation also aligns well with Barcelona’s budget amid their financial struggles.
Having said that, the Blaugrana face intense competition from Sevilla and Real Betis in the race to sign the 26-year-old and it will be interesting to see if they can beat the Andalusian outfits to his signature come summer.