Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman will be deemed to have a look at the midfield reinforcements for the season in 2021-22 season, but the Catalan giants, and ultimately missed out on the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum to the PSG.
Wijnaldum was heavy, is expected to be reunited with former manager Koeman at the Camp Nou, but Barca are now being forced to look for alternatives. Real Sociedad is a Merino and has reportedly emerged as a potential target,
According to Marca’s report claiming to be cash-strapped in the Catalans, but it can also be forced to end their pursuit of the 24-year-old.
Barca’s goal is to sign free transfer agents, as they fight for a huge 1 billion in debt and the report claims that the Capacity will not allow that to happen to Merino to go for a little less than his € 60 million (£51.5 m) release clause.
Merino has scored 2 goals and 6 assists in 36 appearances in all competitions last season, and his contract is, the Capacity is not due until the year 2025.