Barcelona News Transfer: Barcelona has been busy running behind top players like Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Cesar Azpilicueta this summer. There are many high-profile names being linked to the club with Xavi playing a key role in deciding the moves.
However, the club’s scouting department is also busy looking for some top talents globally. They have already convinced the club to sign Emre Demir and Pablo Torre ahead of the new season.
Pablo Torre has attracted huge interest from Xavi and he has high expectations from him. And now, Barcelona has snapped up yet another gem from the Spanish league.
This time, Alvaro Nunez has signed from Athletic Club’s reserve squad. The 21-year-old defender plays as a right-back and has been under the radar of the scouting department for over a long time.
Diario Sport has confirmed the news regarding the signing. Nunez has been a part of Athletics’ youth set-up from such an early age and had his contract running till 2022.
He recently became a free agent and hence, Barcelona has made a clever decision to bring him to the club for free. Nunez will be playing for the Barcelona B squad for the moment. He will be deployed as a right-back by Sergi Barjuan.
Barcelona News Transfer: How Will Alvaro Nunez Fit In The Current Barcelona Squad?
Alvaro Nunez could have a chance to feature regularly for Barcelona next season. Right-back is a position that has been quite vulnerable for the Spanish side.
Sergino Dest is expected to leave the club, whereas Dani Alves will not continue beyond 2022. Also, the club is currently not serious about a deal for Cesar Azpilicueta.
This means, that Nunez could be used more by Xavi and he could also get the vital experience of playing with some senior members of the squad. His development could be key for Xavi as he wants his right-backs to play a crucial role in their attacking build-up.
Nunez could be the next star.