From Albacete to Barcelona.

One former Inter Milan youngster is headed for the Catalonia capital.

Rey Manaj is very close to striking a deal with Barcelona and the announcement is expected to take place in the early days of 2020. Sky Italia reports that the Albanian striker will move to Catalonia, where he will play for team B of Barcelona.

The involvement of Ansu Fati and Carles Perez with Valverde’s first team, has influenced the leaders of the renowned club to bring the Albacete forward, who has scored 7 goals in 30 games. Barcelona B competes in the third division of Iberian football and ranks fifth in Group B, six points out of first place which sends one category higher.

The 22-year-old exploded at Inter Milan but was never able to confirm being part of the first team. Manaj has 9 matches and 1 goal for the national team of Albania. The striker will try to do well with Barcelona’s second team and dreams of receiving the first team’s invitation in any match.

The young striker was snapped up by Albacete from the Nerazzuri for €2 million and has caught the eye of Barca scouts. This season, Manaj has scored twice in nine games.



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