The Barça is searching the market for an option to cover the prolonged decline in the With Aguero, away from the pitch due to heart problems, and one of the forwards who is in the Barça’s sights is Arthur Cabral (23 years old), from Basel, leader of the Swiss Super League. His name appears on the list of the technical secretariat, which has already prepared various reports as a result of the follow-up that the Brazilian has been practiced in some matches this season.
Sources familiar with the conversations have explained to MD that the Barça club already has the conditions of an operation that would be endorsed by Deco, which, as the president explained Joan Laporta work this season for him Barça conducting recruitment of players from Brazil and Portugal. The former Barça player would already be in contact with his agent, Paulo Pitombeira, trying to face a signing that, to this day, would be pending a complicated understanding between clubs.
The striker ends his contract in 2023 and the Basel paid to palm trees about 6 million euros. One of the problems is the economic availability of the Barça, which would manage an assignment until the end of the season with a mandatory purchase option. The same sources consulted speak of a price of 8 million. Everything will also depend on the outputs that occur in the team blaugrana and that the wage bill can be lowered, although its file would be in the group of the lowest. His arrival would also depend on the approval of Xavi Hernandez and his work team, who have the last word in hiring. The Swiss club, in addition, is well classified in its group, with options to play the round of 16, so they would not be very much for the work of getting rid of their best striker.
The new Barça coach, as well as the new heads of the technical secretariat, after the departure of Ramón Planes, will have to assess a player who, on paper, responds to the goal scorer profile that is sought. His statistics at Basel explain that he has played 24 games this season and scored 23 goals. The average of one per game played comes out in the Swiss Super League, with 13 in 13 games. Arthur Cabral left in qualifying matches for the UEFA Europa Conference League with 8 goals in 6 matches. In the European competition itself, his performance is a pair of goals in four games.
Arthur Cabral’s finishing power stands out, both in the area and outside. He has a good shot from a distance and goes well upside down. It measures 1.86 meters. Deco would be convinced that he can give offensive performance in a Barça that needs a goal. The player would fit in with the claims that Barça is looking for. A ‘low cost’ signing, with a good profile and who can perform immediately in the scorer facet