Nico González could leave Barcelona this summer in search of first-team football, with the Galician midfielder not expected to be part of the first-team set-up under Xavi.
González spent last season on loan at Valencia in search of minutes, and he put in a number of key performances to help Los Che escape relegation.
Valencia is one of the teams chasing his signature in Spain, alongside Real Sociedad and Real Betis.
The best suitor may be Porto however, with the Portuguese giants showing a lot of interest in the 6’2 midfielder.
Nico has plenty of options
Fran González the father of Nico appeared on the Portuguese radio station Antena 1 and explained that his son has a number of offers but is waiting to hear from Xavi.
"“ Nico has proposals from Spain, Portugal and England and he will have to make a decision. The most important thing is that he has minutes”, said Fran González via Mundo Deportivo, “Porto is a great club and we have to be grateful because they value Nico, but there is still nothing about his future. We will talk in the next days”."
Nico is currently training with the Barca first team, but reports suggest that Xavi would be open to letting the talented midfielder leave this summer.
At just 21 years old, it may make more sense to let Nico head out on another loan deal in search of minutes rather than sell him outright.
At the very least, it makes sense to insert a buy-back clause into any deal to ensure that Barca has the option of bringing Nico back.
"“FC Barcelona will talk to him about what he has to do. For the moment, he is training while waiting for his future to be defined.” continued his father Fran"
Barca is looking to clarify the future of a number of fringe players this week ahead of the team leaving for the United States tour later this month.