Date published: Saturday 22nd August 2020 2:50
Barcelona have expressed an interest in Manchester City left-back Angelino, according to reports.
Angelino rejoined City from PSV Eindhoven last summer, but only made 12 appearances – just half of which were in the league – before being loaned out to RB Leipzig in January.
The left-back has shown his potential in Germany, where he made 17 appearances in all competitions as Leipzig secured qualification for next season’s Champions League – after also reaching the semi-finals of this year’s edition.
That loan spell has now expired, along with Leipzig’s option to buy, meaning his future is in City’s hands.
Ronald Koeman is looking for the first reinforcements to his squad after his appointment as Barca manager, and he is interested in pursuing a move for Angelino, who last played in his native Spain when on loan at second division side Mallorca in 2017.
Man City have told Barcelona – as well as Leipzig – that they want €30m for Angelino. That was the value originally agreed as Leipzig’s option to buy the player..
Barcelona are yet to make a formal offer for Angelino, but given that they could sell Jordi Alba and Junior Firpo as part of their summer rebuild, are likely to need to make a signing at left-back.
Angelino still has three years left on the contract he signed when returning to Manchester last summer.