Barcelona Transfer Roundup: Catalan giants set to offer a five-year deal to De Ligt, Real Madrid set to battle Barcelona for Japanese sensation and more - April 14, 2019

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Modified 14 Apr 2019, 22:39 IST

Real Madrid and Barcelona battle for Japanese talent

SD Huesca v FC Barcelona - La Liga
SD Huesca v FC Barcelona - La Liga

According to a report from the Spanish media outlet Marca, Real Madrid and Barcelona are in a bidding war over Japanese prodigy, Takefusa Kubo.

Take is one of the teenagers who signed for Catalan giants in 2011 to play in the Under 17s. However, with a ban on signing underaged players in 2015, Barcelona were forced to release him on a free transfer. Take currently features for Japanese club FC Tokyo and will turn 18 this year.

According to reports, Barcelona are working desperately for his return but interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain keeps their pursuit harder. The player has reportedly had an agreement with Barcelona if he enters in Europe.

Real Madrid make Luka Jovic their prime target

According to fresh reports from Spanish media outlet Marca, Real Madrid made Luka Jovic their prime target. It is no secret that Catalan giants are also keen to secure the services of Serbian striker.

Jovic has proven himself to be an asset. The 21-year-old is one of the top scorers in the Bundesliga and the Europa League and has proved his calibre against the toughest of opponents.

Multiple reports state that both Barcelona and Los Blancos scouts were following Frankfurt against Benfica but Joao Felix stole the show.

Published 14 Apr 2019, 22:32 IST
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