FC Barcelona have started their struggle to sign Maxime Lopez.
"El Mundo Deportivo" reported that representatives from Catalonia had their first meeting with the player's environment to discuss the terms of the deal. The daily reports that the 19-year-old has recently reached the top of the Spanish vice-champion's wishlist.
The central midfielder is beeing described as the player of legendary Xavi Hernandez's profile. The young Frenchman would join the Camp Nou in January or next summer, and Barcelona are optimistic about the talks in Marseille.
Maxime López, despite his young age, already has 33 appearances in Ligue 1 and his balance is 3 goals and 8 assists. He is one of the brightest new generation of "Tricolors" next to Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.
The "OM" trainee, just like Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema, has Algerian roots. He is ideally suited to the transfer policy of Barcelona, which established a gradual rejuvenation of the team.