Report: Barcelona 'repeatedly' call Manchester City in attempt to sell Roberto
Barcelona have ‘called’ Manchester City ‘repeatedly’ in an attempt to sell Sergi Roberto, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan giants are wary about losing the defender on a free transfer with his contract expiring next summer.
Barcelona have been acting strangely by offering the player a one-year extension before withdrawing the offer.
The La Liga outfit have tried to sell him to several teams, including the Citizens, who have shown interest in the past.
However, the lack of movement in the market means a deal wasn’t possible. The club followed up their failed attempts by offering the player a two-year extension.
Internazionale have appeared as a potential destination with sources in Italy confirming their interest.
TBR View: Barcelona ‘repeatedly’ calling means Manchester City can secure cut-price fee for Roberto
Barcelona seem desperate to sell the Roberto meaning Manchester City can secure a cut-price deal.
The player already has just a year left on his current deal, however, with the outfit keen to sell, a lower fee could be possible.
Roberto would be an asset to the northwest giants given his incredible versatility. The ace can play anywhere across defence as well as in central midfield.
And at 29-years-old, he would bring a vast amount of versatility to the club. His trophy-laden spell with Barcelona would make him an asset to Guardiola.
Meanwhile, the 50-year-old is said to be a fan of the player, if you believe Sport.
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