Las Palmas left-back now on the radar of Barcelona – Romano


LAS PALMAS, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Sergi Cardona of UD Las Palmas reacts during the LaLiga EA Sports match between UD Las Palmas and FC Barcelona at Estadio Gran Canaria on January 04, 2024 in Las Palmas, Spain.
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Despite their struggles on the field this season, FC Barcelona remain a resilient side. For the Catalan giants, a lot of their misfortunes can be explained by certain unfortunate factors. However, whatever the case may be, Barcelona need to find the right solutions soon.

One of the most inconsistent problems for them has undoubtedly been the left-back dilemma. The most senior player in that position for Barcelona is currently Marcos Alonso, who is neither of an elite quality nor is he available due to injury. However, he is not the only casualty.

The star left-back for the Blaugranes right now is undoubtedly Alejandro Balde. Aged 20, the Spaniard has been Barça’s primary fullback since the departure of former veteran Jordi Alba. While his previous season was surreal in terms of his contributions to the team, he has also begun to show his inconsistencies.

Moreover, Balde is now severely injured as well. With his season almost declared as being over, Barcelona will have to make use of Joao Cancelo and Hector Fort as alternatives. However, Fabrizio Romano has recently provided an update that shows how Barcelona look to counter their left-back dilemma.

As per the Italian journalist, Barcelona are now interested in Spanish fullback Sergi Cardona. Currently a player for Las Palmas, Cardona is now a player that Barça is following, as per Romano. The 24-year-old is having a strong season with Las Palmas, and that has led to the Catalan giants also becoming aware of him.

Moreover, Romano has confirmed that the player’s contract ends in the summer of this year. That itself makes him a viable opportunity for FC Barcelona to take advantage of. Given their ongoing financial problems, it is suitable for Barça to continue pursuing free agents or low-cost arrivals.

Given that he could be a free agent in the summer, Barcelona could even opt to agree to a low fee for him as a winter arrival. With no left-backs currently being available within the club, it would not be a surprise to see Barcelona prioritize the arrival of one. However, it remains to be seen just what course of action the Catalans end up taking.

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

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