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As we prepare for the opening of the January transfer window, both Barcelona and Real Madrid could fight for another highly rated South American talent.
Whenever the famous Brazilian or Argentine production line starts rolling, it is invariably the two Spanish giants who have the best harvests.
Arthur Melo, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes are three players in the recent past who have moved to Spain, although Melo is now in Italy and Vinicius will soon have to look for new pastures.
The battle to sign Neymar was something else, and now Don balon They report that the ‘new Neymar’, the Guild’s Pepe, is likely to cause a similar tug of war.
Given Barça’s dire financial situation, even at an offer price of € 20 million, the Catalans will probably need to sell before they can buy.
Real Madrid, by contrast, has money in the bank and its new stadium is on track to be completed before Barça’s remodeling of the Camp Nou begins (which should already be completed).
The added expense of finances for Barca to bring the stadium up to specification puts them a very distant second in this particular race.