It is no secret that Barcelona are on the hunt for a holding midfielder following the departure of Sergio Busquets this past summer. Faced with a lack of funds, they decided to bring in Oriol Romeu as a temporary solution, but the search for a long-term successor is ongoing.
Speculation is rife over who Barcelona might pursue next summer, but agent Bruno Carvalho has revealed that one of the names they considered was Florentino Luis of Benfica.
“Due to the club’s financial fair play, I think it is difficult for Barcelona to present a proposal of 40 million. I cannot hide that they were one of the clubs that enquired about Florentino in the summer, there was a lot of talk about him, as did other Premier League teams,” he told A Bola, as carried by MD.Read on football-espana.net