Barcelona are reportedly considering a move for 27-year-old OGC Nice left-back Hassane Kamara amid uncertainty surrounding Jordi Alba’s future.
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Hassane Kamara has popped up on the radar of Barcelona over a possible move in next summer’s transfer window. The 27-year-old OGC Nice defender is viewed as an option to replace Jordi Alba amid the Spanish international’s uncertain future at Camp Nou.
Hassane Kamara joined OGC Nice from Stade Reims in July 2020 and has since made massive strides in his career. The Ivory Coast international has established himself as a regular for the Ligue 1 outfit and a prominent member of his national side.
To date, the 27-year-old has made 53 appearances for Nice, chipping in with three goals and two assists in the process. The player’s progress in the last 18 months has not gone unnoticed, with one of the biggest clubs in the world in Barcelona keen on signing him.
Barcelona could offload Jordi Alba and a few other senior members of the squad as part of an impending squad overhaul. The Spanish international has also endured a dip in performance levels in the last couple of years while also being linked with Paris Saint-Germain. So, his ouster from Camp Nou could be on the cards.
With Alejandro Balde yet to get going as a first-team player, Barcelona’s need for a left-back is justified. To that end, the Blaugrana will prefer re-signing Alejandro Balde, with the Benfica defender linked with a possible return to the club in recent weeks.
However, the Catalan giants are keeping their options open if they cannot secure the services of Grimaldo. To that end, three left-backs have emerged on their radar, with Kamara being a viable target for Barcelona.
In addition to the 27-year-old, Marcos Alonso and Alex Telles have also emerged as options to replace Alba. So, it looks like Barcelona could enter the transfer market for a left-back in the summer transfer window. It remains to be seen if Kamara ends up making his way to Camp Nou if Alba joins Ligue 1 giants PSG or is offloaded by the La Liga heavyweights.