Super agent Mino Raiola plans to offer one of his clients Brian Brobbey to Spanish giants FC Barcelona should Joan Laporta win the club’s presidency.
According to Diarogol, Mino Raiola has offered the Dutch-born Ghanaian international to Joan Laporta, who is one of the favorites for the FC Barcelona presidency.
The Dutch-Italian agent maintains a warm relationship with the presidential candidate and sees Brobbey as the ideal reinforcement for the attack of the Catalans.
It is an open secret that Barça is facing financial difficulties and the arrival of the almost transfer-free Brobbey could help the Spanish giant to add a talented striker to the selection in a cheap way as long as the club cannot buy big names.
Many European greats like Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RB Leipzig have already taken an interest in him. But Raiola, who has an excellent relationship with Laporta, has already made it clear that Barça would have priority of signing Brobbey during the summer transfer window.
The 18-year-old is coming into the final months of his current deal and is currently free to talk with other clubs. Ajax is trying hard to get the forward to sign a contract but so far no agreement has been reached with Brobbey or his agent Mino Raiola.
Brobbey has made three appearances for Ajax’s first-team this season but finds himself pushed further down the pecking order by the signing of Sebastien Haller last week. The youngster also has to compete with Lassina Traore and Klaas Jan Huntelaar for the one striker position in Erik ten Hag’s line-up.
Despite the €22.5 million signing of Haller, which some believe only happened because of the Brobbey situation, Ajax director Marc Overmars is adamant that they are doing all they can to keep hold of the Netherlands youth international. He told ESPN, “We certainly do not say goodbye to Brobbey.
“I absolutely hope he will join in because he has everything he needs to succeed here. We know him, he’s been here for at least ten years. It’s a good match for the future. He’s only eighteen.”