Layvin Kurzawa had a funny start to the year 2020. This winter again, it was announced almost everywhere in Europe, on the side of Juventus especially in the context of an exchange with Mattia De Sciglio, but the French left side finally stayed on the side of the French capital. And he finally had a fairly important role, since if Juan Bernat remains the titular left back in the mind of Thomas Tuchel, the former Monegasque was still able to participate in many important meetings for different reasons, like the two duels against OL, Ligue 1 and CdF, or the first leg against Borussia Dortmund.
But it’s inevitable now, the 27-year-old will be leaving this summer. Several contenders are on the spot, with the appearance of Spanish tracks, like Seville FC and even FC Barcelona. And if we trust everyday information Sport this Saturday, Layvin Kurzawa’s name is more than just a name drowned in a long list of options studied by Barcelona’s leaders. The reigning Spanish champion has even started to negotiate the Frenchman’s arrival at Camp Nou this summer.
Kurzawa is OK to be a replacement
And for good reason, the Barcelonians are looking for a quality replacement side for the left side of the defense, where Jordi Alba remains the indisputable holder. Junior Firpo, who arrived last summer, is not happy and in Catalonia it is even thought to be used as a bargaining chip in the Lautaro Martinez deal with Inter. The club’s good relationship with Kurzawa’s new agent, Kia Joorabchian, who has already placed many players in Catalonia, could be key in this deal and the agent already proposed his player last February.
Also according to the newspaper, the French side is ready to take on a replacement role in Catalonia, and FC Barcelona has already told those around it that it is interested. His admittedly high salary would not be a problem for the club, and discussions concerning the contract would even have taken place. The Catalan media specifies, however, that no offer will be made before the end of this coronavirus crisis. “Negotiations are open and it is likely that he will sign”, concludes Sport, while Naples and Arsenal would also be on the spot. No doubts, Layvin Kurzawa will be able to bounce back in a friendly club …