Barcelona considering a move for Julian Weigl

The highly rated Germany international is attracting interest from several top European clubs and Barcelona scouts are also regularly watching him.

Italian source claim that Barcelona are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl.

The Germany international was signed by Borussia Dortmund in July 2015 from 1860 Munich for a fee of 2.5 million euros. The 24-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.

Julian Weigl
Julian Weigl

Weigl has played 167 times for Borussia Dortmund since signing from 1860 Munich, scoring 3 goals and creating one assist in that time.

He’s incredibly experienced for a 24-year-old and still has tons of room for growth. As a member of Germany national football team, Weigl won 5 caps.

Barcelona
Barcelona

Adding a midfielder remains Barcelona’s top priority this winter and Ernesto Valverde will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

Valverde is a long term admirer of Weigl and believes he can get the most out of the Germany international.

Julian Weigl has the talent to play many roles in defense and midfield.

According to Calciomercato, “Barcelona have renewed their interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl. Blaugrana are interested in the 24-year-old German midfielder, who has been consistently strong with the Bundesliga side so far this season. The club are working on revitalising their aging midfield, with the old guard like Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal struggling for playing time under coach Ernesto Valverde. Weigl, who is contracted to Borussia Dortmund until 2021, has made 16 appearances across all competitions so far this season, impressing as both a defensive midfielder and as a centre back. His strong defensive performances are one of the reasons why the club has only lost two league games so far this season out of a possible 13. The Blaugrana might make an offer for the player in the upcoming January transfer window.”

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Borussia Dortmund are reluctant to let Julian Weigl go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.

Stylistically, Weigl would be a great fit in Barcelona.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Barcelona come calling for Weigl this winter.

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