- Celta’s left-back is the best option in case the Chelsea defender is not hired
- In Camp Nou, they contemplate this cheaper scenario as well as the projection of Balde
Javi Galán (27 years old) remains as the main alternative for Barça’s left back if Marcos Alonso (31) ends up not signing for Barça. The Chelsea defender continues to be the highest priority but the lack of specificity in hiring him has forced Barça to explore the options of its plan B and the name of the Celta player appears first. Nine days before the closing of the winter market, the two-way talks continue.
Being a fixture for Eduardo Coudet in these first two days of LaLiga, Celta does not have in mind to part with his side. Every time you have been contacted by this player the response is to refer to your player clause. So he will only sell him for his termination clause, which amounts to 18 million euros, although information from the newspaper As specifies the possibility that he could be signed for half, for 9 ‘kilos’. He would be cheaper, also because of the chip and a more veteran card than Balde, who was up to the task against Real Sociedad.
Javi Galán, with a contract until 2026 and which cost the Celtiña club four million euros, knows that Barça is around him but it is all a declaration of intent without a next chapter for now. In Vigo, they are not willing to include players as a bargaining chip. He would arrive to provide competition to Jordi Alba, who was a substitute against Real Sociedad and had to watch from the bench how Alejandro Balde assisted Robert Lewandowski in the first minute of the game.