Barcelona could benefit financially as former forward attracts interest from Benfica – report

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One of the more shrewd pieces of business dealing undertaken by FC Barcelona in recent years has been the signing and sale of Ferran Jutgla. This deal is going to provide Barcelona with another cash injection as the player is set to move again this summer.

Barcelona signed Jutgla in 2021 as a free agent from RCD Espanyol B, for their Barcelona B side. He impressed the first team coaching staff with his impressive performances at the subsidiary level and was promoted for some appearances with the senior team during the absence of key players. However, it was clear that he would not be able to develop into a proper first-team player at the Catalan club because of the wealth of talent already present in the club.

As a result, he moved to the Belgian club FC Brugge KV, which was an attractive target because of its status in Belgian football and its Champions League participation. The move was profitable for Barcelona as they got €5 million for a player they had gotten on a free, while also keeping a 10% right on gains from a possible future sale.

According to SPORT, this clause is going to be triggered this summer, which will provide FC Barcelona with some much-needed cash. The report claims that Jutgla is close to a move towards Portugal, with Benfica being the touted destination.

His term at Bruges has only resulted in an increased valuation for the player, as he had a good season in which he scored 12 goals and 8 assists. This performance has significantly helped his club to retain a top 4 position in the Belgian Pro League. Currently, Benfica are expected to pay €10 million for the player, of which 10% will come into FC Barcelona’s coffers.

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