- Barcelona are close to agreeing on a €13m transfer with Premier League side Watford for Gerard Deulofeu
- Deulofeu played a key role in Watford’s Premier League survival last season
In latest FC Barcelona Transfer News, Gerard Deulofeu is close to agreeing a €13million transfer to the Premier League side Watford after the clubs have completed the initial formalities for Deulofeu’s move back to the Premier League, reports Mundo Deportivo. Deulofeu was on loan to Watford last season and played an integral part in club’s survivor in the Premier League and was eager to continue in English football as he is aware, he would not get regular football at Barcelona. According to FC Barcelona Latest News, Antoine Griezmann is set to join the La Liga Champions and Ousmane Dembele will not leave either which forced Deulofeu’s hands in seeking a move away from Camp Nou.
Deulofeu is contracted with Barcelona until 2019
Mundo Deportivo has confirmed that the Spanish player is contracted with Barcelona until 2019 and had a release clause of €20million, however, Watford and Barcelona have come to an agreement to let Deulofeu join Watford for a reported fee of €13million. Watford manager Javi Garcia who joined the club in January was keen to reunite with Deulofeu and believes that he can be an important player for the club’s chances of surviving in the Premier League next season. Watford are facing the prospect of losing their captain Troy Deeney, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Grey and even Richarlison which makes Deulofeu’s move to Watford even more exciting for the club.
Barcelona continue to monitor Griezmann
According to FC Barcelona Transfer News, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is still linked with a move to Camp Nou and is seen as the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez. Although Griezmann is keeping quiet on his future at Atletico Madrid but vowed to clear the air before France play their first game of 2018 FIFA World Cup. Griezmann is also linked with a move to Manchester United but Barcelona are quietly confident of adding Griezmann, Gamero playmaker Arthur and Sevilla defender Clement Langlet before the start of next season.
With Andres Iniesta bidding farewell to Barcelona, the Catalan club are aiming to bring reinforcement to ensure they are not left behind in terms of squad strength as they look to retain La Liga title next season and be a greater force in Champions League next season. FC Barcelona Latest Transfer News indicates a busy summer transfer window for the club which will start with Gerard Deulofeu’s move to Watford for a reported fee of €13million. Deulofeu is expected to complete his transfer move later this week.