Barcelona is actively searching for a new defensive midfielder, with Sporting Director Deco keen to secure a long-term replacement for Oriol Romeu.
Numerous names have surfaced recently, notably, the highly talented youngsters Gabriel Moscardo and Arthur Vermeeren are under Barcelona’s scouting radar, and the club will continue monitoring their progress in the upcoming months.
One player who had previously drawn Barcelona’s interest is Fabricio Diaz, the Uruguayan prodigy who had a stellar 2023 season, contributing to his nation’s victory in the 2023 U20 World Cup earlier in the summer.
While discussions with Diaz’s agent were initiated by Barcelona earlier this year, they eventually cooled down and came to a halt. Diaz has since made a move to Qatar, joining Al Gharafa in a transfer worth $6 million, as confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.
According to Romano, Diaz’s contract includes a €50 million release clause, making it a potential deal for Barcelona to explore in the future. However, for the time being, the club is considering other prospective targets in their quest to bolster the midfield.