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Hansi Flick plans pre-season role for Mikayil Ngor Faye at FC Barcelona

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FC Barcelona’s summer transfer window discussions are increasingly focused on the future of Mikayil Ngor Faye, the highly sought-after Senegalese defender who has attracted interest from several clubs, notably FC Porto. Despite persistent rumors linking him with a move away, it appears Faye will remain at Camp Nou, at least for the upcoming pre-season, under the plans of new coach Hans-Dieter Flick.

Amidst the flurry of speculation surrounding potential departures from Barcelona to comply with LaLiga’s financial fair play regulations, the spotlight has firmly been on 19-year-old Mikayil Ngor Faye.

The young defender, who impressed last season with Barcelona’s B team, is set to feature in the crucial promotion playoff second leg against Córdoba this weekend.

FC Porto emerged as serious contenders for Faye’s signature, having reportedly made an initial bid of 15 million euros.

However, Barcelona’s hierarchy, led by Joan Laporta, deemed the offer insufficient, indicating a desire for a higher valuation of the player’s potential.

Recent reports from Mundo Deportivo suggest that Hans-Dieter Flick, appointed as Barcelona’s new head coach, sees significant promise in Faye’s abilities.

Flick views the Senegalese youngster as a valuable option for the left-back position and intends to evaluate him closely during the upcoming pre-season preparations.

Despite Faye’s burgeoning reputation and the allure of potential transfers, FC Barcelona remains cautious about parting ways with a player they acquired from NK Kustosija Zagreb for 2.2 million euros.

While FC Porto remains keen on securing Faye’s services and could return with an improved offer, other clubs such as RC Lens have also shown interest, previously tabling a 9 million euro bid during the winter transfer window.

The decision to retain or sell Mikayil Ngor Faye ultimately hinges on whether Barcelona receives a compelling offer that aligns with their financial and strategic objectives.

The club’s management, under pressure to balance the books while strengthening the squad, faces a delicate balancing act in negotiating Faye’s future.

For now, Barcelona fans will closely monitor developments as the club navigates the complexities of the transfer market.

The upcoming pre-season will provide crucial opportunities for Faye to showcase his talents and potentially cement his place in Flick’s plans for the new campaign.

As the saga unfolds, the football world awaits to see where Mikayil Ngor Faye’s promising career trajectory will lead him next.

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