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Barcelona prepare offer for Jeremie Frimpong

Barcelona are reported to be readying an offer for Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong, with new manager Hansi Flick seemingly keen on bringing the wing-back to Camp Nou.

Frimpong, who won the Bundesliga with Leverkusen last season, is wanted by the new Barca boss Flick after an impressive campaign in Germany – during which he scored 14 goals and racked up 12 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions.

The Netherlands star comes with a release clause of €40m, which Barca are not yet prepared to pay. But, according to SPORT, the club intend to negotiate and offer €30m, with €5m in add-ons.

The Spanish publication have also revealed that Flick intends to use Ansu Fari in pre-season and the returning loan player will not be included in any deal put forwad. The coach is also said to view Frimpong as a better option than Joao Cancelo, who joined on loan from Manchester City in 2023.

Hansi Flick

Flick hopes to bring Frimpong to Barca / Marvin Ibo Guengoer – GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Cancelo has previously spoken on his desire to remain at Barca, and could still return to the club on a further loan spell.

Frimpong, comfortable anywhere on the right flank, would fit well into Flick’s system and could even provide a good partner to 16-year-old prodigy Lamine Yamal. His defensive prowess is still less impressive than his attacking attributes, having played in a conventiaonl full-back just once during the 2023/24 season, but Flick remains confident that Frimpong could strengthen his right side.

Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and former club Manchester City have all previously been linked.


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