Barcelona’s Juan Miranda set for Marseille

Barcelona defender Juan Miranda is set to join French club Marseille this week, his agent has confirmed to reporters.

The 19-year-old, a native of Andalusia, began his career at Real Betis before joining the youth system of the Catalan giants aged 14.

“It's almost done,” Josep Maria Orobig told La Provence, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.

“The point is that you must play a certain number of games and you also have to talk about the option that Marseille can keep it and a buyback clause for Barcelona so as not to lose control of the player.”

The left-back made four first-team appearances for Ernesto Valverde’s side last season including the Champions League group stage game at home to Tottenham in December.

However, he did not feature in La Liga for the Blaugrana with Jordi Alba the club’s established left-back, while the club have now also signed Junior Firpo in the position.

Miranda has starred for Barca B this campaign with previous report claiming Betis technical secretary Pedro Buenaventura has extensively scouted the Spain youth international.

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