Mercato: Gabriel in Barca’s Little Letters

Arsenal defender Gabriel has been cited by FC Barcelona for a transfer during the summer transfer window. That would reinforce an area the Catalan club wants to get rid of Umtiti and Lenglet.

FC Barcelona are looking for a new defender. If the Catalan club is already well supplied in terms of position (Pike, Araujo, Umtiti, Lenglet, García, Mingueza), a left axial to compensate for the future departures of leaders Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet Looking for, and more really wanted at Blaugrans. In the left-handed profile, the name of Gabriel, who is currently at Arsenal, pops out of the cap.

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Barca is watching the matter closely

According to information from Sport, the former Lille player is the target of Barca, who want to complete the Christensen file in the coming weeks. The operation can be concluded, especially since the arsenal must be sold to replenish the treasury. The Gunners are also ready to explore player swap options. A shortlist has also been established (Nato, Memphis or Ricky Puig). Spanish media reports that the two sides have exchanged but no agreement has yet been reached.

Transferring from Lille to Arsenal for €26 million in the summer of 2020, Gabriel played 62 games in all competitions for the Gunners, scoring six goals and one assist. Mikel Arteta’s trusted man, he has not progressed past eleven in the Premier League since their defeat at Manchester City (5-0) on 28 August.

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