NEWS
Monday June 10 2019
Barcelona place price on defender Nelson Semedo

Barcelona have put a €50m price on full-back Nelson Semedo amid interest from Atletico Madrid, according to a report in Marca.

Portugal international Semedo has started less than half (36) La Liga matches since his arrival at the Camp Nou in the summer of 2017.

A recent report in Diario Sport last week claimed that Atleti were hopeful of including the right-back in any deal which would Antoine Griezmann join the Blaugrana.

Semedo joined in a €35m deal from Benfica and whilst he is the only natural right-back in Ernesto Valverde’s first-team squad, the versatile Sergi Roberto has often been preferred to him.

His release clause currently stands at €100m but it is now thought the Catalan giants would be prepared to sell him for half that amount.

A report in Diario AS last month claimed that Atleti have identified the Portugal international as the ideal replacement for Juanfran Torres, who is leaving the club this summer on a free transfer.

A previous report in Marca outlined how his 42% of minutes across first-team football this season is not enough for the Portuguese and he has informed the club that he may consider a move away.

It is said that the Catalan giants may be willing to recuperate the value which they spent upon the right-back two summers ago should a suitable offer come in.

The Blaugrana are desperately in need of generating transfer funds and freeing up wages this summer if they are to pursue their preferred transfer targets.

Moussa Wague, the Senegalese full-back signed last summer, could be promoted to the first-team squad.

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