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Barcelona monitors Tielemans, but financial situation makes possible transfer difficult

O Barcelona is interested in hiring Youri Tielemans, midfielder for Leicester City. However, according to the Spanish newspaper Sports world, a possible transfer would come up against the delicate financial situation lived by the Catalan club.

According to the publication, a possible price demanded by the English team would be too high for Barça. This is because the Belgian has a market value of 55 million euros (R$ 355.4 million), according to the website Transfermarkt.

Tielemans would be an alternative to Georginio Wijnaldum in search for a “more physical” midfielder. The Dutch received a proposal from the Spanish team in the last window, but preferred to close with the Paris Saint Germain.

Linked to Leicester until June 2023, Youri Tielemans arrived at the club permanently in July 2019. The team paid 45 million euros (R$290.8 million currently) to the club Monaco by hiring.

Leicester City’s key player, the 24-year-old has played 120 games for the team, scoring 19 goals and 21 assists. This season, he has played 12 games: he swung the net twice and made two passes for goal.

Pressed on Champions League, Barcelona returns to the field on Wednesday, at 1:45 pm (GMT), when they host Dynamo Kiev for the 3rd round of the competition. Ronald Koeman’s team lost the first two matches of the tournament.

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