Barcelona is targeting a new left-back for the summer

Alex Valle (left) and Sergi Cardona (right) / Edit by Hafed Almadani
Alex Valle (left) and Sergi Cardona (right) / Edit by Hafed Almadani

Alex Valle and Sergi Cardona are strong contenders to strengthen the left-back position.

Barça is racing against the clock in the final days of the winter transfer market, with concerns growing at Camp Nou about the likelihood of securing reinforcements. According to club sources, there is a preference for acquiring a midfielder over a left-back, considering Balde’s extended absence. However, according to Gabriel Sans of Mundo Deportivo, the chances of signing a player who can fill the void in wide positions remain uncertain.

Deco’s list includes Alex Valle and Sergio Cardona as potential left-back options, but both players are reportedly unaware of any imminent moves. Any potential signing, albeit not completely ruled out, is more likely to be planned for the upcoming season.

Sergi Cardon, 24, has emerged as a standout performer this season and is considered a prime target for the summer transfer window. With his contract at Las Palmas expiring on June 30, he is reportedly interested in a move to Barça even in the current winter market.

However, the club has yet to take substantial action, and the player’s current club president has emphasized that he won’t move without the payment of the termination clause.

Another option being considered is 19-year-old Álex Valle, who is currently on loan to Levante. Valle’s loan agreement runs until June 30, 2024, without a purchase option, and he has impressed with his immediate impact, overcoming injuries and regaining a starting position.

Xavi, closely monitoring Valle’s performance, is attentive to his progress as a footballer, but the decision to pursue him has been passed on to Deco.