Chelsea gave significant lift in offer to sign Barcelona youngster
Chelsea have been given a significant lift in the race to sign Xavier Mbuyamba after the highly rated youngster was advised he was surplus to requirements by Barcelona.
The Catalan giants signed the 18-year-old from Dutch side MVV Maastricht a year ago and despite the fact that he has dazzled, Barcelona won’t offer him another contract and he will be allowed to leave in the summer, as indicated by Sport.
Juventus had been exploring the chance of a trade deal including their young Senegalese striker Kaly Sene, but with Mbuyamba’s contract set to lapse that move is presently dead in the water.
Prior this month the youngster’s agent uncovered Barcelona’s refusal to give any kind of lucidity over his client’s future spoke to an enormous wellspring of disappointment, especially given the lengths Chelsea had gone to so as to persuade Mbuyamba to move to Stamford Bridge.
‘Chelsea have the best credentials. Obviously, we examined this a year ago,’ Carlos Barros told VI.
They gave a phenomenal presentation. There is an extraordinary football environment there. During lunch you are with the first team players and the club has outlined an exceptionally aggressive plan for Xavier.
‘They truly believe that in one to two years, he can be a starter in the first team. Lampard has obviously effectively demonstrated that he isn’t hesitant to start young players.
‘Being in the starting line-up at Chelsea at twenty years old would obviously be extraordinary.
‘The uncertainty at Barcelona is huge. Another presidential political race is coming and it may be the case that numerous new individuals will join the board. Politically it is extremely anxious and sporting wise, there is a great deal of division.