Nottingham Forest are among the clubs interested in Boca Junior’s young Argentine star Valentin Barco. But some top Premier League clubs are also interested.
The summer transfer window ended nearly three weeks ago, and Nottingham Forest can now concentrate fully on the Premier League. Behind the scenes, however, teams of scouts are continuing their work to unearth potential targets for the next winter transfer window, or even to find potential signings for next summer.
Most recently, it was reported that Nottingham Forest were still interested in Sevilla’s Argentinian midfielder Guido Rodriguez, and that an offer could be considered for this winter. Now, it seems that a new Argentine player has appeared on the club’s radar. The player in question is 19-year-old Argentinian left-back Valentin Barco, from Boca Junior. According to 90min Football, Nottingham Forest are among the clubs keeping an eye on the young Boca Junior star.
The young star has quickly become a key player for the legendary Argentinian club, evolving mainly as a left-back. But his versatility means he can also play in a number of other positions. He currently has a release clause of around £8m, but Boca Junior are currently working on a contract extension to remove this clause, or at least increase it.
If the clause remains in place next winter, the amount of a possible transfer should not be a problem for Nottingham Forest. The difficulty, however, will be to convince the player to join the City Ground. Indeed, Valentin Barco is not short of interests in Europe.
Still according to 9àmin Football, Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle, Brentford, Brighton and Wolverhampton are also interested in the player. And that’s only in the Premier League. Elsewhere in Europe, Celtic Glasgow, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, SL Benfica, FC Porto, AS Roma, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco have all also shown an interest in him.
While securing the signature of Valentino Barco may seem very difficult in the midst of all these European top clubs, it shows Nottingham Forest’s ambition to compete with the other top clubs for the signature of young players, and not only young players, and this can only be a good sign for the future.