Barcelona’s representative meet Fluminense president to discuss about young defender Marlon
Barcelona wants to sign a new defender from Brazilian football and would’ve already identified their target.
According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola on Rádio Bradesco Esportes FM, the player wanted by Barcelona is Fluminense defender Marlon who is on the radar of the Catalan team’s for quite a while, and can move to the Camp Nou. As mentioned by the journalist, the representative of Barcelona in Brazil, André Cury, would have met with president Peter Siemsen at Fluminense’s training centre to enquire about the transfer values of the defender to move to the Spanish team. The idea of the representative would be to pass on the information received from Fluminense to the Catalans. On the other hand, Barcelona would have competition from other European teams in their pursuit of Marlon this summer. Italian sides AS Roma and Juventus have also made enquiries for the Fluminense player’s situation, but an official proposal is yet to be made. Last year, Barcelona reportedly reached an agreement for a first-option on Marlon, Kenedy and Gérson. Kenedy is currently at Premier League side Chelsea, while Gérson was sold to AS Roma.