After Samuel Umtiti serious injury and last physical problems of Thomas Vermaelen, FCBarcelona need to sign a centre-back in order to give Gerard Piqué and Clément Lenglet a break
Barça have a problem with the centre-backs. Gerard Piqué and Clément Lenglet and playing at a top level, but they need a rest because they are playing all the minutes due to Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen injuries. In this sense, the club has decided to sign a right centre-back during the current transfer winter window.
As Barcelona News Club has known, the chosen one is Andreas Christensen. The Chelsea player is on of the favourites of Barça sports manager, Pep Segura. The club wants to sign Christensen on January as a loan with a purchase option. However, it will not be easy because Chelsea do not want to transfer the player. But Barça hope to reach an agreement because Christensen does not have enough minutes in England.
However, after Chelsea do not want to transfer the player, Barça is working in other options. One that seems to end well is Jason Murillo. The Colombian plays in Valencia and he does not count for Marcelino García. In this sense, if Christensen is impossible, Barça will sign Murillo.
Christensen is from Denmark and this is his third season in the Premier League. He is 22, he is a right centre-back and he totally fits in what Barcelona is searching.
FCBarcelona idea is to sign a right centre-back to replace Umtiti and on summer the club will try to sign the current Golden Boy, Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.