FC Barcelona have started to negotiate the transfer of Roberto Soriano - Mateusz Święcicki informs.
According to Polish journalist of Eleven Sports, the footballer's family informed him of the ongoing negotiations on the transfer of the Italy international. The Catalans are currently looking to strengthen the squad after their budget has raised by 222 million euros from Neymar's sale. For a few years the team has struggled with the problem of too narrow cadre, which at the moment can be positively resolved.
Roberto Soriano was born in Darmstadt, Germany, where he made his first football steps. He was doing well enough to finally reach the youth squad of Bayern Munich. His career only gained momentum after he left for 500,000 euros to Sampdoria, where he spent eight years.
In the previous year the 26-year-old moved to Villarreal for €13.75 million and immediately became a LaLiga star. Eight-time Italy international played in 33 league games in Spain last season, scoring ten goals and adding seven assists.