Barcelona To Re-Sign Player They Have Already Sold Twice Before
Barcelona are looking at signing Getafe winger Marc Cucurella for £15 million - meaning it could be the Spaniard's third spell at the club.
The 21-year-old left the Catalan giants for Getafe in a permanent deal in January, but Marca report he could be in line for a swift return to the Nou Camp.
It would be the second time in two years that he spends less than a year away from Barcelona, after departing for Eibar in January 2019 before signing back last summer.
Cucurella can also play left-back, a position which Barcelona attempted to bolster with the signing of Junior Firpo last summer.
However, Firpo hasn't impressed since arriving from Real Betis and Jordi Alba is still firmly number one.
The re-signing of Cucurella could also serve as a way to weaken Getafe who have had a remarkable season.
Manager Jose Bordalas has got El Geta challenging for the Champions League places and they are in the Europa League round of 16.
Their opponents are set to be Inter Milan if the current football season is resumed.
It's not the first bit of transfer speculation the Spaniard has been involved in this week, with Italian side Napoli also linked.
Getafe president Angel Torres had told Radio Marca he had been in contact with Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis about Cucurella.
Napoli then make a public statement on Twitter to dismiss the rumours as 'fake news'.
In tema di Fake News (non ci stancheremo mai di dare battaglia alla manipolazione dell'informazione), leggiamo che il Napoli sarebbe fortemente interessato a Cucurella e che, addirittura, il presidente De Laurentiis chiamerebbe il presidente del Getafe "ogni tre giorni"(Continua)
- Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) May 8, 2020
The tweet above reads: "On the subject of Fake News (we will never tire of fighting the manipulation of information), we read that Napoli would be strongly interested in Cucurella and that even President De Laurentiis would call the president of Getafe 'every three days."
It's currently unknown what will become of the summer transfer window given the coronavirus pandemic but Barcelona also have other signings lined up.
Quique Setien's side are reportedly close to the signing of Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport report the midfielder has agreed to swap Italy for Spain and the move is now dependant on Barca midfielder Arthur agreeing to move in the opposite direction.
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