Alejandro Balde is one of many young people who have benefited from Barcelona’s money problems. The Catalan giants have not been able to pay a lot of money to get world-class players on their teams. So, besides the free-agent market, they have to count on a number of young prospects.
The 19-year-old left back went to the famous La Masia academy and has become the team’s first choice this season. In 35 games, Balde has helped out by setting up six goals. At the same time, he is now worth €30 million on the market. The young player has been getting better, and Chelsea is one of the teams that might want to sign him.
It’s not clear why Chelsea wants to sign the Spanish international. Because last summer, the West London club brought in Marc Cucurella. Even though the former Barcelona defender hasn’t done much this season to impress, he is a long-term investment that could pay off big in the years to come. Ben Chilwell, on the other hand, has done a good job of getting over his recent ιnjury nightmares. So, it is not clear where Balde might fit into Chelsea’s plans. Still, the Blues are ready to go on the attαck for the 19-year-old Barcelona player.
But it won’t be easy to get a contract with the teen sensation. Recent news stories sαy that the young player is about to sign a new contract with Barcelona. Even if the Catalan giants wαnted to sell Balde, they would ask for a lot more than the €30 million he is worth on the market. Still, it might be best for everyone if Balde signed a new contract with Barcelona.
Since Chelsea will have more important needs, they should work to improve other areas. But it will be interesting to see what Barcelona does if Chelsea makes an offer.