Nelson Semedo has been linked with a big money move to Paris Saint-Germain who are looking to replace the now departed Dani Alves.
It appears that Nelson Semedo will have a role to play for Barcelona this summer at least. Highly ambitious, Barcelona are unable to make any sort of headway in the transfer market so far. Financial constraints are such that the Catalan giants cannot hope to recruit much needed players and risk the ire of UEFA.
With the governing body wielding the heavy axe of Financial Fair Play, the reigning Spanish champions need to sell before they can buy.
But the club has a rather long list of undesirables. One of those is Nelson Semedo.
Signed from Benfica for €35 million, Semedo has never really won over people at the Camp Nou. A move to another club is on the cards. Atletico Madrid have been monitoring the full back’s situation. And with Barca interested in Antoine Griezmann, the 25 year old may become part of a deal.
According to AS, PSG are also interested in Nelson Semedo. The departure of Dani Alves and inconsistency of Thomas Meunier has forced their hand. But with Barca still interested in having Neymar back, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Portugal international becomes part of a deal.
However, it should also be noted that PSG don’t really need to move for Semedo. Meunier’s inconsistency stems from the fact that he wasn’t used that often. Now with Alves gone, the Belgian international has a real chance of securing a regular place in the starting XI.
Meanwhile, academy product, Colin Dagba is a great prospect. The youngster has already showed that he can cut it with the big boys. Therefore, it would be rather surprising to see the club go for a player whose form has never really been that great in Spain in recent years.