Barcelona have been hit hard by their desire to sign Stole Dimitrievski. Because the Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper chose to move to a Qatari club instead of coming to Camp Nou.
Crazybola.com – Stole Dimitrievski will not come to the Catalans in the current transfer market, because he prefers to defend a Qatari club that pays him higher than what the Blaugrana offer.
Dimitrievski, who managed to improve his game and become one of the reliable goalkeepers, previously only became a ‘day worker’ for most of his career as a footballer. But since joining Rayo Vallecano from Gimnastic de Tarragona, the goalkeeper from North Macedonia has shown an increasingly strong game at the Estadio de Vallecas. Thus expressed El Nacional, as reported by The Hard Tackle.
Now, Dimitrievski is known as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga, and surprisingly the 28-year-old was a key figure in helping Los Franjirrojos to finish in the top four. He managed to keep six clean sheets in 18 league matches he played this season, until his performances were glimpsed by several big clubs in the world, including Barcelona.
The interest of Xavi Hernandez’s team was triggered by the unclear fate of Neto at Camp Nou. The Brazilian goalkeeper doesn’t want to stay at Camp Nou because he doesn’t get playing time in the main squad, as he would like. That is why the 32-year-old goalkeeper wants to leave the Catalan club as soon as possible.
Neto is currently being linked with several clubs in Europe, but recent reports claim that Neto could return to Brazil, as Flamengo have asked him to join.
The possible departure of the veteran goalkeeper will make Barcelona need a replacement goalkeeper, especially as their young goalkeeper, Inaki Pena, will be loaned to another club to improve his game.
As such, Dimitrievski is emerging as a worthy target for Barcelona, with recent reports even claiming that they are getting closer to securing his services. But there is a twist in the story, with the 28-year-old set to join the club from Qatar instead.
Dimitrievski then appeared as a target four for Barca, even before some reports claimed the Blaugrana were just one step away from securing his services. However, it was eventually clear that Dimitrievski would prefer to join a Qatari club rather than cross over to a fellow La Liga club.
Reportedly, he will receive a higher salary in Qatar than the salary offer reported by Barca. This is understandable, as it will likely be the last major contract of his career.
However, the failure to sign Dimitrievski will most likely not throw Barcelona off the hook, as Xavi is likely to promote Arnau Tenas as the second goalkeeper after Neto left.