BARCELONA – Barcelona is in full battle with Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for the services of Yusuf Demir, a young 17-year-old Austrian talent who plays for Rapid Vienna. different sources have revealed to ESPN.
Demir made his debut for Rapid Vienna’s first team in December 2019 and despite his young age, he has played 28 more elite matches since then.
The young left-handed midfielder, who can also play on both sides of the attack, has scored six goals and provided two assists in the 23 games he has played for Rapid this season and is also a regular with the lower echelons of the Austrian national team.
International scouts are beginning to consider him as one of the great talents of world football and different sources have revealed to ESPN that the big clubs in Europe are on the lookout, waiting for him to come of age next June, since thereafter, he will be able to sign for any foreign club without depending on the mobility of his parents.
The same sources admit to ESPN that Barcelona is one of the best placed teams to achieve his signing since the technical managers of the Catalan team have been testing his possible incorporation for months.
The sports management led by Ramón Planes has left excellent reports on the player to Joan Laporta and the new president will now have to decide whether it is worth entering the bid with the greats of Europe for a footballer valued between 5 and 15 million euros.
In recent times, Barça has signed several pearls of world football such as Pedri, Ronald Araujo or Francisco Trincao and at the club they consider that Demir could be another great addition to follow that same line and rejuvenate the squad. The same sources admit to ESPN that Barcelona is aware that other clubs such as Manchester United, City, Bayern and Dortmund are also trying to sign him but they believe that they would have some advantage to win the game since Demir admires Lionel Messi he would look very favorably on continuing his career at the Camp Nou.