Barcelona is allegedly considering Boubacar Kamara of Olympique Marseille as a long-term successor for captain Sergio Busquets.
Barcelona is exploring a free transfer raid for Olympique Marseille’s French midfielder Boubacar Kamara as they look for a successor for veteran player Sergio Busquets, according to a report from a Spanish newspaper Fichajes.
Busquets, who is 33 years old, is nearing the end of his career. While he is still capable of outstanding performances, they are not as often as they once were, as seen by the 1-1 draw with Granada on Monday. Given the lack of plausible options within the club for the Barcelona captain, the Catalans will be obliged to enter the market sooner rather than later.
Busquets is about to enter the twilight of his career, at 33 years of age. While he still has the ability to be an elite performer, he has not been showing up as often as in the past, as shown by their 1-1 tie with Granada on Monday. As the Catalans do not have any plausible alternative options for the club captain, they will be compelled to seek a new acquisition sooner rather than later.
Pursuit for Kamara
However, Kamara has caught the attention of FC Barcelona because of his impressive skill and contract predicament at Marseille. A product of the Ligue 1 club’s development system, the 21-year-old gained attention as a central defender. That was before, later making a reputation for himself as a defensive midfielder.
As of this writing, Kamara has made 128 appearances for Marseille in all competitions. He has scored three goals and provided five assists. Also, he is an established member of the France Under-21 system. He has yet to make his senior national team debut for France.
Kamara is regarded in high esteem all across Europe, particularly in France and the United Kingdom. Many notable European clubs were interested in him in the past. The 21-year-old has been touted as a transfer target by Barcelona. A plan to hand the reins of the first team to the legendary Sergio Busquets is in place.
Apart from his apparent talent, Kamara is so alluring to the Blaugrana because he will be a free agent the next year. He will have the opportunity to sign a new deal with Marseille at the conclusion of the season, but there have been no indications yet that he would accept the terms.
In addition, they have a solid working connection with Ligue 1 team. The duo has previously collaborated on many agreements. Club director Mateu Alemany is investigating a swoop for Kamara because of all of these reasons.
A potential transfer for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been mentioned. For Barcelona, though, someone like Kamara may be a more cheap acquisition. That is since they are now financially strained. We’ll have to wait and see whether this increased interest by the Catalans has any real impact on the Frenchman’s future.
ABOUT THE PLAYER:
In September 2005, “Bouba”, age 5, joined the Olympique de Marseille academy. This is where he began at the bottom of the structure. The player worked his way up to reach the pinnacle of the structure. His on-field success in youth soccer ultimately led to his promotion to the senior team’s captain.
At 16, he was moved from the reserves to the first team. He made his professional debut in the process. The reserves’ previous bench coach, Jacques Abardonado, got him consistent playing time.
He made his professional debut in a Coupe de la Ligue encounter on December 13, 2016. That was in a match against Sochaux. When he was substituted in the 82nd minute, his team lost in penalties and walked off the field with a 4–3 (1–1) loss. No wonder Barcelona is so eager to sign him.