Transfer News: According to reports, Barcelona has made contact with Denis Zakaria’s agent, who will be leaving Borussia Monchengladbach after the season
Transfer News: The agent of Borussia Monchengladbach player Denis Zakaria has been contacted by Barcelona, according to a report from Italian transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano. Barcelona will talk about the possibility of a summer transfer for the midfielder.
Denis Zakaria, who is 25 years old, joined Gladbach from Swiss club BSC Young Boys in the summer of 2017. Since then, he has developed into a crucial player for the Bundesliga giants. As of now, Die Fohlen’s holding midfielder, who can also function as a defender, has appeared in 144 games for the team this season. He has scored 11 goals and assisted on eight others.
Zakaria has established himself as one of the most reliable operators in Germany’s top division with regular appearances in the team when he is healthy and available. However, as he approached the last year of his contract with Gladbach, the midfielder’s future had been the subject of considerable conjecture before the start of the season.
Earlier this week, the Bundesliga club announced that the Switzerland international would not be extending his contract. He would be leaving Borussia Park after the current season. With Zakaria due to become a free agent in the summer, teams are lining up to grab him before he becomes available. Barcelona is among the clubs interested in signing him.
The Catalans do need a replacement for the ageing Sergio Busquets
The Catalans have been keeping a close eye on the 25-year-whereabouts old’s for quite some time at this point. With senior star Sergio Busquets, and youngsters Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Gavi, and Nico Gonzalez among the players available to manager Xavi Hernandez in the center of the field, the manager has plenty of alternatives. However, with Busquets towards the end of his career, the Blaugrana could do with the addition of a fresh enforcer to their ranks.
Even though Zakaria would not necessarily be a like-for-like replacement for the Barcelona captain, his toughness and strength would provide something new to this squad. At the same time, he can be a box-to-box presence from the midfield position.
Even more enticing to Barcelona is the fact that Zakaria would be available on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach. This is particularly advantageous because they are experiencing financial problems and want to recruit at least one superstar signing during the summer transfer window. That is why the Catalans have made contact with Zakaria’s representatives to investigate the potential of a move.
The club, along with two teams from the Premier League, is thought to have initiated conversations with Zakaria’s agent. Bayern Munich and Juventus are also said to have done this, so Barcelona isn’t the only one. In that case, it will be intriguing to watch if the Blaugrana are successful in their chase of the Swiss star.