Barcelona ‘in advanced talks to sign Spain striker Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia’ with Nou Camp club willing to pay his £106m release clause
- Barcelona keen to strengthen their attacking options during summer window
- They are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia
- Nou Camp club are willing to meet £106m release clause in Rodrigo’s contract
- Rodrigo scored for Valencia against Barcelona in last month’s Copa del Rey final
Ernesto Valverde has prioritised a new striker this summer as Barcelona seek back-up for Luis Suarez and they have been linked with various players.
According to Diario Sport, talks to sign Rodrigo, 28, are progressing after Barcelona agreed to pay the fee to release him from his contract at the Mestalla, which runs until 2022.
Barcelona ‘are in advanced talks to sign Valencia and Spain striker Rodrigo Moreno’
The La Liga winners are reportedly willing to meet Valencia’s £106m release clause for Rodrigo
Brazil-born Rodrigo scored 15 goals and contributed 10 assists in all competitions last season with the latter part of that seen as more important to Valverde, who wants variety and versatility from his forwards.
Barcelona may include a player as part-exchange for Rodrigo, who joined Valencia from Benfica in 2015 and has scored 51 times in 185 matches since.
Jasper Cillessen and Denis Suarez are names in the frame to join Valencia in an effort to drive down the asking price.
Rodrigo scored for Valencia against Barcelona in the final of the Copa del Rey last month
He scored for Spain in their 2-1 UEFA Nations League win over England back in September
Sport report that Rodrigo has also received an offer from Serie A side Roma but he is understood to be keen to remain in Spain as he tries to win a spot in the country’s Euro 2020 squad.
He has scored five goals in 17 outings for Spain, including one against England at Wembley in last year’s UEFA Nations League fixture.
Moreno scored what proved to be the winning goal against Barcelona in last week’s Copa del Rey final.
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