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.
Barcelona are set to sign the 17 year old winger Fabio Blanco from Eintracht Frankfurt. Deal confirmed - he’s gonna sign until June 2024 as reported by @tjuanmarti @albert_roge. #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 29, 2021
The deal will be completed in January and not in the summer. Paperworks ready to be signed.
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.”