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Rumor Round-Up: Ndombélé, De Ligt Priority, Brazilian Promises

Barcelona scout the young French star. Plus, De Ligt prioritized over De Jong. And, Barça look for Brazilian youngsters.

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Barcelona and City In for Ndombélé

According to EuroUnited, FC Barcelona and Manchester City are both interested in the latest French prodigy: Tanguy Ndombélé. The youngster has already been called up by world champions France after his continued good form for Lyon. The player has a contract until 2023, and any of the big teams that want him will probably have to pay a lot of cash to acquire his services.

De Ligt Priority

Matthijs de Ligt is one of Barcelona’s key priorities for next season, even ahead of his Ajax teammate, Frenkie de Jong. That’s according to the show Club de la Mitjanit on Catalan channel TV3. De Ligt is a 19 year old centerback who could be Gerard Piqué’s successor, and he’s long been rumored to be an important target for the Catalans.-

Brazilian Promises

FC Barcelona’s scouts are taking advantage of the international break by traveling to Brazil to watch young players, according to Club de la Mitjanit. Barça are not looking for immediate signings, but long-term targets to monitor. They hope the Brazilian league continues to produce players of high quality, and to repeat the process which landed the signing of Arthur.

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