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Bayern lingering over Barcelona for the transfer of a right-back

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Ahead of the start of the new campaign, Bayern Munich are in negotiations with Barcelona for the transfer of a right-back.

According to sources from Goal and SPOX, Bayern Munich are in close contact with Barcelona over the transfer of right-back Sergi Roberto. This deal would be a potential loan agreement including a buyout option for the German champions.

As per reports, Bayern have linked with the right-back’s agent through an intermediary. The Bundesliga club is quite eager to bring in a full-back to the squad with Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, and Emerson Royal as the alternatives.

Though, it is highly unlikely that they will grab Sergi’s teammates. The reason being that the Spaniard’s contract will expire next summer and Barcelona will hope to sell him for a fee instead of a free transfer.

Providing a helping touch is the previous loan deal of Philippe Coutinho in 2019-20. This move has strengthened the relationship between the clubs and thus Bayern has found it easier to approach the Catalan side.

What is making Bayern to search for a right-back? During the 2020-21 campaign, Benjamin Pavard and Bouna Sarr could not provide an efficient rhythm to the team. And alternative youngsters Josip Stanisic and Chris Richards are not yet believed to be ready for that aristocracy.

In addition, just like many other clubs, Bayern have endured financial stress due to the global pandemic. And naturally, they are not in the position to buy a player having purchased Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig.

Therefore, a loan option is viable for the Bavarians. And considering Barcelona’s struggle with financial debt, a bid at this point is a very clever move from the German side.