Barcelona seems to be very serious about bringing in new front-line players in the next transfer market. Reportedly, the Blaugrana have opened talks with FC Basel in order to bring in Arthur Cabral.
Arthur Cabral is a Brazilian footballer and has a career in Europe, but his name is not as famous as Neymar or Richarlison. The reason, he played in non-five top European league clubs.
Even so, this Barcelona shot has a fantastic record with FC Basel. Playing for the Swiss football club he has scored 23 goals and provided 8 assists in 24 games for the 2021/22 season. Then in the Swiss Super League brought his team perched in second place standings.
No doubt, making him in demand by big clubs in the blue continent. One of them is the Spanish League giants based at Camp Nou. Barca’s great interest is very reasonable. Because existing strikers like Martin Braithwaite are injured and Sergio Aguero has heart problems. Reported by Sport, negotiations are open for him to arrive in January. The report states that the transfer process is in progress.
On the other hand, Arthur Cabral’s contract with FC Basel will also expire in June 2023. That way, the Swiss football club is willing to sell him to the Spanish League giants. In addition, if you want to get his signature Barcelona have to pay 20 million euros or the equivalent of 319 billion rupiah.
While his potential to join the Spanish League giants is indeed very large. The reason is that Arthur Cabral’s agent is Deco, who also had a football career at Barca.
For information, Arthur Cabral once played for Palmeiras juniors to make him penetrate the first team. Interestingly, during his career in Europe he played with FC Basel on loan until he was made permanent in July 2020.
If you join Barcelona would obviously be ideal. The reason is, he is still 23 years old and thanks to his success with the Swiss club he was also called up by Tite to strengthen the Brazilian national team in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers to replace the injured Matheus Cunha.