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Barcelona look for a veteran swoop

World Cup player

Xavi said he will be delighted if they get Marcelo Brozovic as Barcelona look for a veteran swoop. This would be involving Franck Kessie as a part of a swap deal.

Initially, the deal was composed of Memphis Depay and Joaquin Correa as a part of the swap. However, the interest of Barca in Correa fell through and this deal arose from the ashes of the past deal.

A Mundo Deportivo report says it is Inter Milan who are seeking to secure the services of Kessie in exchange for Brozovic. Xavi is reported to be happy with this deal as they seek to reinforce an already youngster-led midfield. This will be a positive move and bring some experience into the middle of the park, beside the likes of Gavi, Pedri, and De Jong.

Brozovic will apparently be a short-term replacement for the veteran Sergio Busquets, who is yet to sign a renewal. 30-year-old Brozovic was a finalist in the 2018 World Cup. He finished in third place with Croatia in the 2022 edition.

He is a proven gem in the big stages, which attracts Xavi to sign him. The complication arises as Kessie, despite the lack of game time, is happy at the club. Barcelona have a task at hand to convince him to reconsider his choice to stay and ask him to leave otherwise, the deal would not be straightforward.

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