The Monaco wing-back has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Xavi looks to add more reinforcements in the defensive unit.
He joined Monaco from Atlético Madrid for a fee in the region of 8 million euros in August 2020. His contract expires in the winter of 2027.
The wing-back has provided 4 assists in 7 matches this term on all fronts.
He is considered to be one of the best wing-backs in Brazil.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Barcelona are looking to sign a wing-back and have identified the 25-year-old as potential transfer target.
Xavi has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented players across the globe.
Henrique is a skilled wing-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch.
According to the report, “Barcelona are again tracking AS Monaco wing-back Caio Henrique. Despite the arrival of Marcos Alonso from Chelsea, Sport says Barca are watching Henrique. The Brazilian is being considered by Barca for the January market. It’s suggested Henrique is being watched as a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba. The wing-back can also play in midfield and his versatility is attractive to Barca management.”
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However, Barca will have to balance the books before attempting to land Henrique.
The Catalan giants have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Brazil international.
AS Monaco are preparing to sell their wing-back should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Barcelona?
Nevertheless, Caio Henrique stands as an excellent option for Barcelona.
Henrique has all the skillset required to be a success story at Barcelona. Therefore, it makes sense for Xavi to step up his attempts to bring the Brazil wing-back to La Liga side.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Barcelona come calling for Henrique this winter.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.