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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Ajax’s Edson Álvarez is said to be a candidate for a January transfer

FC Barcelona have their eye on star midfielder Edson Álvarez. the Sports reports that the Ajax Amsterdam international is one of the players Barca are watching in their search for a successor to veteran Sergio Busquets.

34-year-old Busquet’s contract expires at the end of this season. Coach Xavi would like to keep him, but rumors persist that Busquets is leaving the club for Inter Miami on a free transfer. His successor should already be committed in January, it is said.

Àlvarez is an absolute top performer at Ajax. Coach Alfred Schreuder, former assistant coach in Barcelona, ​​raved publicly about the 25-year-old several times. His contract in Amsterdam runs until 2025.

Late in the last transfer window, Álvarez was still pushing for a move to Chelsea. However, Ajax’ managers remained firm and refused to release him. According to one telegraphreport, the Blues offered a fee of 50 million euros plus a whopping salary increase for the player. However, Ajax would not have had the opportunity to get a replacement and also did not want to give up another top performer.

Álvarez joined Amsterdam in 2019 for €15m from CF America. This season, the right-footer completed 15 competitive games in which he scored one goal and two assists.

In addition to the Mexican, Ibrahim Sangaré (PSV) is also a candidate in Barcelona. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Rúben Neves has been matched by the Blaugrana Sports offered by his agent Jorge Mendes. On the other hand, Real Sociedad’s Martín Zubimendi has been out of the running since a contract extension a few days ago.



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