Carlos Soler has been watched closely by Barcelona for some time, an interest that has intensified since the arrival of Xavi Hernández on the Blaugrana bench. The Barcelona coach does not hide his admiration for the Valencia midfielder, whom he considers to be a piece that it would fit perfectly into his game idea.
However, Barcelona’s dire economic situation limited the board’s ability to try to tempt Soler. Barça’s strategy, given the lack of financial capacity, had to be limited to following the negotiations between the Valencian club and the footballer, whose contract ends in 2023 and has not yet been renewed.
The dream of the culé team was to try to recruit the footballer in the way that he is reinforcing his squad lately: based on the freedom letter.
That is the methodology with which Memphis, Alves and Eric García arrived and with which conversations have been started with Christensen, Azpilicueta and Kessié. The blaugrana box, does not give for more.
However, as this newspaper reported on Monday, the possibility of transferring Frenkie de Jong in exchange for a significant sum could accelerate this operation.
Xavi, who arrived fully trusting the former Ajax player, has experienced a certain disappointment with the Dutchman, who has gone from being essential to seeing how his contribution could be improved with the arrival of Soler, a footballer who is considered from the booth as more leadership ability.
At Barça they know that Carlos Soler puts the sports project before money and that he hopes that Valencia will explain his plan for the future. An order of priorities that comes to Barça, a club with many projects and little money.