Transfer Talk: Barca to reject PSG's €200m Yamal move

Posted Monday, March 11, 2024 by ESPN

Transfer Talk: Barca to reject PSG's €200m Yamal move

Barcelona appear set to block any move from Paris Saint-Germain for teen sensation Lamine Yamal, despite some astronomical figures being floated by various outlets.

Marca has reported that PSG are preparing an eye-watering €200 million move after watching the 16-year-old turn in a string of excellent performances in LaLiga and the UEFA Champions League this season.

Foot Mercato, however, says that no offer has been made for the Barcelona teenager yet and that Les Parisiens want to focus on developing the likes of Bradley Barcola and Ousmane Dembele.

Sport has also referenced Marca's report and have suggested that PSG have asked about Yamal, but have added that the academy graduate is one of the few players within Xavi Hernandez's Barcelona squad who is not available for transfer in the midst of their financial crisis -- whether that is for the reported €200m or any other amount.

Barca have given Yamal a contract until 2026, the maximum length allowed for a player his age by Spanish law, and already have a contract agreed for when he turns 18 that will keep him with Barca until the summer of 2030.

Yamal's release clause is set at €1 billion, which means Barcelona are remaining calm about the situation despite the reported figures. Importantly, Yamal is reportedly keen to stay at the club.

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