Semedo, bottom of the clauses in the Barça squad

first_imgIn a very soccer instinct, Nelson Semedo made the decision to leave Barça last spring. His substitution at Anfield on the day of 4-0, fattened with the siren calls of Jorge Mendes, who warned him that Simeone was crazy about his bones, formed an explosive cocktail that ended in Abidal and Ramon Planes’ office with the request going out to Atlético de Madrid. Barça reminded him that he had a termination clause of 100 million euros (the smallest in the entire squad, yes) and that he could go the same place that Atlético had been claiming the Antoine Griezmann clause. Barça played poker, because it would have sold Semedo for a figure between 40 and 50 million. But Atlético was not willing to reach those numbers and paid about 25 million for the transfer of Kieran Tripper from Tottenham.The summer ended, then, with Semedo at Barça. And with two asterisks. The first, ownership was ‘guaranteed’. So much so that Valverde announced the passage of Sergi Roberto to midfield (perhaps thinking of Rakitic’s goodbye). And the second, during the season was going to face a contract improvement. Until November, that was the approach. However, Semedo, despite being listed and being a Barça-level player, has also not finished taking the final step to be indisputable. The Portuguese has begun to enter the pools of player that could enter barter. One places him with options to go to Manchester City, which in exchange would give Barça to Cancelo. And meanwhile, in Heliopolis Emerson has begun to flourish. If Barça frees up the extra-community space (Vidal and Arthur can leave), it could have a place in the squad. That option, however, is difficult according to admit sources from the Catalan club. With 111 games at Barça in three seasons (one of them unfinished), Semedo has proven to be a useful and level player. But not a determining side. In fact, he has barely given 10 goal passes in three courses, a very normal and very low figure compared to a player who cost the same as him, a decade earlier that yes. Daniel Alves went from 100 assists at Barça. The fact is that in a club that has ceased to be a finalist with players like this Barça, it opens a door to a transfer or, who knows, if the option to which Semedo (if he gives the green light, yes) reduces operations with the PSG (Neymar), Inter (Lautaro) or Tottenham (Ndombélé). The bottom of the clauses does not have his future assured in Barcelona.last_img

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