A year ago, Chelsea lost on the young defender Xavier Mbuyamba, after his trial at Cobham, due to our transfer ban. But now, we can made amends for that, according to a report from Spanish newspaper Sport (via Inside Futbol), Mbuyamba is one of seven under-19 players that Barça will free up their ranks this summer.
Until the COVID-19 pandemic put an early end to the season, Mbuyamba had been a steady contributor to Barcelona the U19 team as they raced the winners of the youth league, two points ahead of the second place, in Zaragoza. But it is one of 14 players from the Barça had to make a decision in their U19A squad (and yes, they have a U19B squad), to half move up to their B team (which is not the U19B squad) and the other half to be released on June 30 of the fiscal year end of the season.
It might be weird to see Mbuyamba as one of those who forget, but that might have to do with the Barça of the political situation, with Mbuyamba agent, Carlos Barros recently to discuss how the waters have been muddied in the club of his client. If Mbuyamba is released, it would of course be able to sign up free of charge for any other team. Chelsea are without doubt at the top of the list of potential suitors, with a number of other — Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan, to name a few — the interest of.
And it is clear that our goal this summer will be to attack the reinforcements, adding a defensive player to the mix (even if it will not have an impact from the get-go) would not hurt. The increase of the investment on Mbuyamba, it is that it turns out imitate Virgil van Dijk, so that it draws a lot of comparisons because of the size (1.95 m) and nationality; but, if attained at least 75% of these heights, we will have a solid player from us already!