Barcelona will go head to head with Atletico Madrid for the services of Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno.
The Catalans are in the market for a striker and have heavily been linked with a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski but should the deal fail to go through, they are lining up Moreno as his replacement.
Atleti on the other hand wants a player who can replace Luis Suarez who will be leaving the club in the summer and wants a proven goalscorer in Laliga to replace the Uruguayan.
🚨🥇| Barcelona have the name of Gerard Moreno on the table as another option for the striker position. The forward is expected to cost around €40M and other clubs such as Atletico Madrid are also interested. However, he is not a priority at the moment. @Jordigil #fcblive pic.twitter.com/b7wIGHXyXY— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) June 7, 2022
SPORT reports that Villarreal are willing to negotiate and would accept around 40m euros for the player whose current deal ends in 2027 with a release clause of 100m euros; the move necessitated by the club's urge to get funds to balance their financial books.