Rodrigo Moreno will not join FC Barcelona. After several meetings on Tuesday, the management of the Catalan club decided to cut short the negotiations.
FC Barcelona intends to recruit a striker by Friday evening. For several days already, Josep Maria Bartomeu and his teams had had a favorite: Rodrigo Moreno (28), the Spanish international striker from Valencia.
A player who appeals to Quique Setién moreover, since it is the Spanish tactician who would be at the origin of the Catalan offensives for the player passed by Benfica. Only, the Ches asked a sacred jackpot for their offensive reference: no less than 60 million euros in total, or half of his release clause.
An amount that FC Barcelona cannot put on the table today. The Catalan management therefore tried to find solutions, going from the loan with option to buy for next summer to the inclusion of several players in the deal.
A meeting took place this Tuesday in Barcelona between the two parties and in the presence of Jorge Mendes, player’s agent and close to the management of the two clubs. And finally, no agreement could be reached.