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Barcelona tipped to sign 17-year-old winger Fabio Blanco

The teenager will arrive from Eintracht Frankfurt

Training kick-off Eintracht Frankfurt Photo by Arne Dedert/picture alliance via Getty Images

Barcelona are reportedly set to make a second winter signing by bringing in 17-year-old winger Fabio Blanco from Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Catalans are said to have been following Blanco for a long time and came close to signing him in the summer before he left Valencia for Germany.

A move didn’t materialise then but seems to be on the cards now. Diario Sport report he will sign for two and a half seasons with Barcelona and will arrive for “practically zero cost.”

There’s no mention of a fee but only talk of a few variables if he goes on to play for the first team. The plan apparently is for Blanco to join up with Sergi Barjuan’s Barcelona B team in the first instance.

Fabrizio Romano is also talking about the transfer and reckons it’s a done deal.

Blanco joined Eintracht Frankfurt from Valencia last summer on a free transfer and signed on with the Bundesliga side until 2023. Sport reckons he’s ready to move again because “he’s not been given the first team opportunities promised by Frankfurt.”