- Barcelona agree to sell defender Marlon Santos to West Ham
- West Ham have submitted a €15million offer for the defender which is expected to rise to €20million after bonuses
In the latest Barcelona transfer news, Barcelona have accepted a bid in the region of €15-€20million from West Ham for the talented central defender Marlon Santos and the 22-year-old defender will play in Premier League next season, reports Sport. Marlon enjoyed a successful 2017/18 season with Ligue 1 side OGC Nice but he will have to end his time in France after Barcelona have agreed to sell him to West Ham for a reported fee of €15-€20million.
Barcelona’s agreed deal to sell Marlon to West Ham was also confirmed by the Nice Chairman Jean-Pierre Rivère who said: “Barcelona has received an offer of €20million euros for Marlon and therefore must leave the Nice.” Although Jean-Pierre Rivère did not reveal it was West Ham who have submitted the offer, Sport reckons that West Ham are the only club interested in signing Marlon Santos for over €15million at this moment.
Spanish publication Sport understands that Barcelona see Marlon as one of the brighter prospects they have signed in recent years but the club understands that with Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, and Yeri Mina ahead of him, Marlon will fail to get regular game-time at Camp Nou and now is the best time to sell him after his impressive season with Nice. As per the latest Barcelona transfer news, the club is not worried about signing defenders for next season and are said to be tracking several midfielders to replace Andres Iniesta at the club next season.
In other Barcelona transfer rumours, Ivan Rakitic continues to build suspense over his club future after receiving an offer from Manchester United, reports Manchester Evening News. Rakitic feels he is no longer the valued member at Camp Nou and at Man United, he can be the leader of Jose Mourinho’s midfielder. Barcelona have set a €110million release clause on Rakitic which Manchester United are happy to pay to ensure they sign a quality midfielder this summer.
West Ham continue their good work in the transfer market
New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini ha set off on a positive note of signing players which his team needs in order to compete in Premier League next season. West Ham have already brought in Issa Diop and Lukasz Fabianski to re-shape their defense and after bringing Marlon Santos from Barcelona, Hammers fans can expect a steady Premier League 2018/19 campaign from their side.
Video – Marlon Santos making his Barcelona debut
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