The closing of the transfer market has not stopped the tireless search for young talent by European clubs, and Atlético de Madrid has set its sights on a promising emerging star: Valentín Barco, the talented left back of Boca Juniors, who also He is in the sights of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, as well as other Premier League teams.
Boca Juniors is experiencing an exciting stage, being a finalist in the Copa Libertadores and showing an outstanding performance in the Argentine Cup. In this context, Valentín Barco, a left-back who is only 19 years old, has established himself as the undisputed starter in the team.
Atlético de Madrid enters strongly into the race for Valentín Barco
In the current season, Barco has participated in 25 games in various competitions and has especially shone in the Copa Libertadores, where he has been a fundamental piece in Boca Juniors’ path to the final of the tournament. His excellent performance has caught the attention of several renowned clubs who have expressed interest in signing him.
Atlético de Madrid, seeking to strengthen its defense for the future, has focused its attention on Barco, according to information from the Argentine media TyC Sports. However, the Colchoneros will not be the only competitors in the fight to secure his signing. Manchester City also has its sights set on the talented Argentine as part of its strategy to sign promising young players in South America.
The competition doesn’t stop there, with Brighton recently offering €10m for Barco, an offer that was reportedly deemed insufficient. The young left-back has experienced rapid growth in his game, showing qualities in association and play creation, and his versatility allows him to play in more advanced positions on the left wing.
While Boca Juniors intends to retain Barco until at least June 2024, his contract expires in December next year, suggesting the possibility of a sale before then. Atlético de Madrid has already begun to explore his signature, but the competition between European clubs for this Argentine promise will undoubtedly be intense in the next transfer window.