According to the Spanish press, Barça will invest in a talented defender to please Leo Messi.
FC Barcelona want to strengthen their defense this summer and have set their sights on Ajax central defender Lisandro Martinez, according to Italian media.
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The Argentina defender joined Eredivisie squad in 2019 from Defensa y Justicia and since arriving in Amsterdam he has played a total of 41 games.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, his performances with Ajax have piqued Barcelona’s interest and negotiations between the two sides have already started.
Ajax are ready to accept € 25million for Martinez, with European clubs such as AC Milan, Lazio and Paris Saint-Germain having previously been linked with the 23-year-old defender.
This recruit would be done with a view to reassuring Leo Messi. We now know the strong demands of the Argetin striker to stay with FC Barcelona, he who will be at the end of his contract next June.
Indeed, Leo Messi will make a decision on his future at the end of the season. And he will do it on the basis of the project that Barcelona will present to him, including the financial side, him who needs to play in a competitive squad.
And that means a team with a real chance of winning the Champions League. Something he hasn’t done in the past six years. Messi has had enough of false promises and won’t let emotions win, Catalan sports daily SPORT.
While Barça leaders received the Erling Haaland clan on Thursday, it is clear that the Catalan club will be ambitious in the transfer window.