Barcelona allowed Lucas Digne to leave the club on a permanent transfer as the Frenchman joined Everton in the summer transfer window.
The La Liga winners decided against signing a new left-back and instead had set their sights on promoting Juan Miranda and Marc Cucurella to the first team. The latter was allowed to join Eibar on loan, meaning the Blaugrana are left with the 18-year-old as the only backup available for Jordi Alba.
Mundo Deportivo claims Ernesto Valverde is not impressed with options available at the Camp Nou and wants the Spanish champions to bring in an experience player in that position.
One of the options discussed by the Catalan newspaper is Manchester United’s defender Matteo Darmian, who had publicly expressed his desire to leave Jose Mourinho’s side and return to Italy.
It’s explained the right-back, who can also play on the left is not a key player for Jose Mourinho and the report talks about an opportunity for him to make a switch to Barcelona.
Even if he joins them, Darmian is likely to see his first team appearances being limited because of Alba’s form for the club.