- The Valencia winger ends his contract in 2021 with PSG and has not reached a renewal agreement.
- Bernat has more titles and track record than Kurzawa, but the Frenchman is more feasible to end his contract on June 30.
Barça continues to track the market and remains determined to find a level competition for Jordi Alba, after June Firpo’s first season has been below expectations. The priority right now is that of Layvin Kurzawa , since he ends his contract this summer and there would be no transfer.
But the Catalan club is also very attentive to another left-handed side of PSG, the owner Juan Bernat, whose characteristics fit fully into the game philosophy and who, at 27, is consolidated in the French champion, who arrived in 2018 from from Bayern Munich.
The case is that Bernat ends its relationship with the Parisian entity in 2021 and negotiations for a renewal are stalled.
There is no agreement and Barça is aware of the situation of Cullera, who although he is comfortable and important in Paris, would also be attracted by the idea of returning to the Spanish League, which he left very young, in 2014, after training in the lower categories of Valencia and reach the first team.
Barça has returned to an interest that, on the other hand, is not new, and for the moment remains expectant and very attentive, aware that Bernat likes and has all the characteristics to shine with the Barça shirt.
Finding a way out for Junior is a must before committing any offensive and it is clear that the money is reserved for the great objectives in attack , but reinforcing the left-back with a footballer of guarantees that will give Jordi Alba a timely replacement when that of L’Hospitalet needing it is also a pressing priority.
Barça is aware of the situation of Juan Bernat and if the Valencian continues without reaching a renewal agreement with Paris Saint-Germain, it will be time to decide whether they will go after him with all the consequences and ensure a proven footballer, who He knows the Spanish championship well and that he also has a good relationship with Jordi Alba, or if on the contrary he lets time pass with the confidence that the year will end and he can negotiate, from 2021, his arrival with the letter of freedom in your pocket.
A risky bet, the second, because the renewal with the Parisians is without agreement but does not rotate and there are also other clubs in between.
Of course, financially for Barça it would be more feasible to not have to pay a contract or negotiate with a PSG that never makes things easy and there are plenty of recent examples of disagreements between the two clubs.
If Telles arrives in France, PSG has to study whether he loses Kurzawa at the end of his contract or tries to get a financial return for Juan Bernat before his senior year and that in January he can negotiate with whoever he wants.
With both, there have been movements for a renewal without reaching an entente. The Valencian has played this season 29 games with the Parisians, 18 as a starter, has scored a goal and has given seven assists. Better numbers, in the same position, as Kurzawa, with 23 games, 14 as a starter, one goal and two assists.
Kurzawa remains the priority
Layvin Kurzawa remains option number 1, still according to the newspaper, in particular because it comes to the end of the contract and would therefore be free, but the player trained in Valencia would perfectly match the philosophy of play of the Catalan club, in addition to have substantial high level experience.
His contract expires in 2021, and negotiations for an extension have not really advanced, which makes the business of FC Barcelona. Even if he is comfortable in Paris, he would not be against a return to Spain.
The Catalans could also consider waiting an additional season so that he arrives free of any contract. A risky strategy according to the media, since the possibility that it extends with Paris does exist.
Juventus would also be on the spot. We recall that Paris Saint-Germain is about to complete the arrival of Alex Telles (Porto) , which could have consequences for the future of Juan Bernat. Case to follow …