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LaLiga leaders Barcelona hoping to sign Flamengo right-back Wesley

Reports in Brazil claim that Barcelona are in talks to sign Brazil youth team star Wesley from Flamengo in January.

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Reports in Brazil claim that Barcelona are in talks to sign Brazil youth team star Wesley from Flamengo in January.

Barcelona are thought to be looking to the future and looking to the future in the right-back position in particular. According to Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte, one of several alleged targets for the Catalans is Flamengo’s Wesley, with La Blaugrana hoping to take the 19-year-old to Camp Nou in January.

Barcelona target Wesley a star of the Brazil under-20 team

Reports in Brazil claim that the two clubs are already in talks over a deal for the teenager, who has made four appearances for the Flamengo first team and has starred for Brazil’s under-20 side. Any potential transfer would see Barça pay a fee to take Wesley on loan for a year and have the option to sign the player permanently for a set price at the end of his loan spell. Flamengo own 70% of the defender’s economic rights.

Globo Esporte claim that the Brazilian would train with both the Barcelona first and B teams for the remainder of the 2022/23 season and would initially play for the latter, with Xavi Hernández able to call upon him should he need cover at right-back.

Wesley recently signed a two-year extension to his contract with Flamengo, which runs until the end of 2025. He made his professional debut in December 2021 and appears to have attracted plenty of attention in South America and further afield.

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