Watford’s Pervis Estupiñán spent the 2019/20 season on loan at CA Osasuna and impressed during his time there, managing a goal and five assists in 36 league appearances.

On July 23rd, Marca reported the left-back’s ‘revelation’ season in La Liga has attracted interest from Manchester United and Barcelona.

It was also explained ‘given the threat’ of interest from the aforementioned clubs, the Hornets are planning to retain him for the next season.

Quique Setién’s side are in the market searching for a new left-back, who can not only be a backup for Jordi Alba, but also fight with the Spaniard for a place in the first team.

Mundo Deportivo journalist Miguel Rico claims Barca are ‘looking for the best option’ in the left-back position and Estupiñán gets a mention.

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He states the 22-year-old’s agent has offered his client to the Camp Nou side, but the Watford owned player ‘does not convince’ them. 

The Catalan club prefer Athletic Bilbao’s Yuri Berchiche, but his €100m release is ‘inaccessible’ for Barca.

Rico’s report on Estupiñán should come as a welcome boost for the Premier League side, whose desire is to include him in their squad for next season.