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Barcelona receive €9m offer for promising defender Mikayil Faye

Will he stay or will he go?

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Barcelona are thought to have received an offer of up to €9 million for promising young defender Mikayil Faye.

Fabrizio Romano reports that French side Lens have made an offer to take the youngster on loan with a mandatory purchase option.

It’s not clear yet what Barcelona plan to do, but Romano notes that the club have previously “rejected all proposals” for Faye.

Barca only signed Faye last June on a four-year deal from Croatian side NK Kustosija Zagreb. The defender went on to link up with Barca Atletic where he has impressed for Rafa Marquez’s side.

Faye also has an admirer in Jules Kounde. The Frenchman praised his team-mate when talking about him in December and tipped him to have a bright future.

There’s no doubt that Faye looks a promising talent but there’s plenty of competition at center-back in the first team right now, particularly following Pau Cubarsi’s recent emergence.

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