Of course, Barcelona is about to secure a summer deal for Flamengo Gerson midfielder.
The La Liga giants have been credited with interest in the 23-year-old for some time and seemed ready to ruin the midfield deal back in 2015.
However, the Brazilian eventually chose to move to Roma from Serie A, although this move did not quite go according to plan and he returned to his homeland in 2019, after collecting only 28 appearances at the club before being sent. for rent near Fiorentina for a season.
Despite his initial failed foray into European football, Barça continued to monitor Gerson’s progress in Brazil, and Spanish television station El Chiringuito (via ESPN) now reported that Blaugrana had agreed a deal for the midfielder.
The report adds that a fee of 25 million euros (21.5 million British pounds) has been agreed between the two countries, as Barcelona seeks to add some much-needed youngsters to its team before next season.
Gerson’s performances after leaving Roma in 2019 have aroused interest from a number of European clubs, such as Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League pair Chelsea and Tottenham say they want to acquire the services of the young man.
The latter was even rumored to have made a £ 16million bid for Gerson – with then-head coach Jose Mourinho as a midfielder fan – although the offer was rejected because the club was reluctant to bid for one of their stellar men.
Gerson still has more than two years to work on his current Flamengo deal, although clubs are trying to balance the books amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it looks like the Brazilian team may have come to terms with the fact that they have to cash its valuable asset.