A recent report from Diario SPORT has claimed that Leeds United are ready to pay up to €40 million for the services of Abde Ezzalzouli.
The report, while pointing out potential revenue streams for Barcelona in the coming summer, suggests the Moroccan international is of high interest to the Premier League club, currently involved in the relegation dogfight in England.
The Abde situation appeared to be a very minor one for Barça at first. There were even suggestions that Xavi Hernandez could keep him as part of the squad next season, especially with Raphinha and Ferren Torres facing uncertain futures at Camp Nou.
But with Leeds United willing to splash €40 million for Abde, Barcelona could seriously consider offloading the Moroccan international, who has enjoyed an excellent loan spell at CA Osasuna this season.
Since joining the club, Abde has scored six goals, notably helping Osasuna reach the Copa Del Rey final. He was also a part of the Moroccan team that reached the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup last year.
Logically, the sale of Abde could make a lot of sense to Barcelona, when compared to the sale of other attackers. Raphinha is reportedly open to a move to Premier League, but given the fact that the club still have to repay Leeds for the services of the Brazilian, the entire operation might not be that profitable.
The same can be said for Torres, who is not likely to find many buyers either. Aston Villa were interested in his services, but they might not target him anymore, with Mateu Alemany deciding to remain at Camp Nou.
Ansu Fati, meanwhile, could generate a sizable revenue. But it appears his father has confirmed the player will not leave Camp Nou this summer and will fight for his place in the side. Abde, therefore, could be a logical sale from Barcelona’s perspective.