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Mika Mármol’s future takes center stage in the summer transfer market

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Barcelona are monitoring the situation of Mika Marmol this summer.

The future of Mika Mármol could take a new turn in this summer’s transfer market. After more than half a season at Las Palmas under García Pimienta, showing high and progressive consistency, various La Liga clubs and even some foreign ones are preparing offers for when the summer transfer market opens. According to Fernando Polo and Gabriel Sans of Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona is closely monitoring all these movements because they retained 50% of his rights in his transfer to Andorra, as publicly confirmed by the president of the Canary Island club, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, along with a matching option that is unlikely to be exercised.

The most interested team in the left-footed center-back is Girona, managed by Míchel. At Camp Nou, they believe Mika Mármol could represent a significant source of income in the summer window. Girona aims for the Champions League next season, and the profile of the talented defender could fit perfectly, although the operation would have its nuances. Two teams from the same group, like Girona and City, cannot loan players if they are in the top continental competition. It remains to be seen if the English club can buy him and then transfer him.

Montilivi has already gathered information about his situation. Las Palmas is starting to consider him lost but is holding onto his asking price, which would be 30 million euros, although some sources lower the amount to 10 million, because they will have to share the revenue with Barcelona and use that money to find a player with very similar capabilities in the market. Money aside, Barcelona’s intuition is that Manchester City will act as a bridge in the operation and will be responsible for managing it.

In Madrid, there have already been reports to this effect. If it’s Girona, it suits Barcelona well because they can then play the Aleix Garcia card, a midfielder of interest whom Deco has publicly mentioned. Mika Mármol is a promising player liked at the Ciutat Esportiva, but Barcelona already has a wide range of players in the defensive line such as Araujo, Koundé, Christensen, Pau Cubarsí, who made his breakthrough this season, and Iñigo Martínez, in addition to Lenglet on loan. His fit into the squad is not currently considered. He played 63 games for Barça Atlètic and even made his debut under Xavi’s orders. After that, he spent a season in the second division with Andorra, his first away from the Barcelona umbrella. The next call came from García Pimienta, the coach he coincided with at the Barcelona B team. Half a year and 24 league games later, clubs like Atlético or Betis are already considering signing him.

The Colchoneros are even pulling strings to secure the central defender’s transfer but are not willing to pay a high amount.