His current contract expires in 2022, and the board hopes to cash it out this summer before his value drops significantly next year.
Barca wants to sell Nelson Semedo
The Portugal international Nelson Semedo has been placed on the transfer file after a breakdown in talks to extend his contract at Barca. His current contract expires in 2022. So the board hopes to cash it out this summer before his value drops significantly next year. Barcelona have offered the right-back to clubs throughout Europe and is looking for an application for him in the region for 40 million euros. Juventus and Inter are two contenders to sell him given Barcelona’s interest in Miralem Pjanic and Lautaro Martinez. The third club Barcelona have held discussions with over the sale of Nelson is Man City. Nelson has been suggested to City by his agent Jorge Mendes as part of a possible swap deal, under which another of his clients, Joao Cancelo, will move to Camp Nou.
Manchester City are not interested in signing Semedo
However, Man City are not interested in doing business. They do not consider the swap deal to be clear enough. In January, Barcelona also offered Semedo to the Premier League holders, but the answer was no. Man City has never entered into discussions about the signing of the Portugal international. Also, the replacement of Semedo by Cancelo will get rid of the first, but it will not benefit Barcelona in any case. It should also have to take in mind that, having signed Cancelo for 65 million euros last summer. Manchester City would have lost money if they had been exchanged for a player worth 40 million euros now. It is not an easy deal in the current market, so there were no negotiations between the two clubs. As a consequence, Semedo is solid to Italy than to Manchester.
Both Juventus and Inter could manage to strengthen at right-back. This means that Semedo could be used in agreements to sign either Pjanic or Lautaro. If not, then between Juventus and Barcelona, a swap transaction may also be concluded with the participation of Mattia de Sciglio. Who would become for Semedo a replacement at the Camp Nou and vice versa. In the end, letting Semedo go, Barcelona would have to sign a replacement at right-back. With Sergi Roberto the only remaining footballer in the team. Except for the gifted Moussa Wague, that could play in that position.