Sassuolo have reportedly made contact with Barcelona over a deal to sign Brazil international Marlon.
According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Sassuolo are set to sign Barcelona defender Marlon.
The Brazil international joined Barcelona from Fluminense for a fee in the region of 5 million euros in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2020.
The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazil.
Marlon has represented Brazil at Under-20 and Under-23 level, winning eight caps.
The Brazil international is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Barcelona this summer and the list of suitors in the Brazil international continues to grow.
Roberto De Zerbi wants to sign a new defender and Marlon is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
Sassuolo are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
According to Football Italia (via Mundo Deportivo), “Sassuolo have reportedly made a €12m bid for Barcelona defender Marlon. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are ready to accept the sum but must negotiate the terms of payment with Sassuolo. Furthermore, the newspaper claims the Brazilian is ‘in no rush to make a decision on his future’, despite the Italian transfer window having only 12 more days to run. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Nice, but his two-season arrangement was cut short and he returned to the Blaugrana for preseason.”
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A move away from Barcelona will not be only the best move for Marlon, but also for the club.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Sassuolo.
Sassuolo fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.