Barcelona president confirm talks to sign youngster from Fenerbahce

Joan Laporta confirms Barcelona's discussion for Arda Guler

Barcelona president confirm talks to sign youngster from Fenerbahce

Stephen Oladehinde 17:56 - 02.07.2023

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that discussions are ongoing with Fenerbahce for the signing of their youngster Arda Guler.

A number of great clubs, including Barça, are vying for the services of the 18-year-old offensive midfielder, who is currently one of the most sought-after young prospects in Europe.

The youngster has made 51 appearances for Fenerbahce, scored nine goals and provided 12 assists since joining the first team.

It has now been confirmed by the Barcelona president that the Spanish giants are discussing a potential transfer for the Turkish international.

Arda Guler in action for Fenerbahce
Arda Guler in action for Fenerbahce

Laporta speaks about Guler’s transfer 

As reported earlier, Barcelona are looking to bring in Fenerbahce youngster Arda Guler to Camp Nou and have opened negotiations with the Turkish outfit.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed during a public appearance (h/t Mundo Deportivo) that the club and Fenerbahce are still in negotiations for the signing of Turkish wonder Arda Guler.

As reported by Romano Fabrizio on Twitter, Laporta said, “We are talking to Fenerbahçe for Arda Güler. All the top European clubs want him.

“Arda is a very young Turkish player and it's true that our scouting department has been following him for a long time.”

Guler's contract with Fenerbahce has a €17.5 million release clause as reported and the Blaugrana would prefer to pay in instalments.

Barcelona has viability plan approved by La Liga says Laporta 

Laporta has also spoken about having a plan which would be approved by La Liga for Barcelona to sign players this summer.

About the upcoming campaign and the transfer plans, as reported by (h/t Mundo Deportivo), he added, “We also have the viability plan approved by La Liga. We want more. We are not satisfied with this and we have to make the leap to Europe and that is why we are reinforcing ourselves.”

Laporta also discussed the allegations in the Negreira case and how Barcelona was exempt from UEFA sanctions, saying: “We are satisfied because the UEFA investigators have seen no reason to leave us out of the competition.”

While at the same time discussing Barcelona's overall success, Laporta said, “Winning six league titles in one season with six professional teams is a great source of pride.”