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Gifted Midfielder Is On The Radar Of Barcelona: Is He A Prospect For The Future?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent tweet, Spanish journalist Gerard Romero mentioned that Liverpool FC Montevideo midfielder Fabricio Diaz is on the radar of Barcelona. It is understood that the Catalan outfit has met with the Uruguayan sensation’s representatives as they are eyeing a move to bring him to the Nou Camp in the future.

Diaz’s Impressive Rise In Uruguayan Football

The Las Piedras-born talent has risen up the youth ranks of Liverpool FC Montevideo and has firmly established himself as a regular starter for their first XI. Diaz has made a total of 115 appearances for the Uruguayan club thus far, scoring five goals and picking up seven assists in all competitions.

The 20-year-old has already showcased his potential back in his homeland. However, it remains to be seen whether he can prove himself in European football.

His current contract at Liverpool FC Montevideo is set to expire in the summer of 2026. Therefore, it would take a big offer for Barcelona to lure him to the Nou Camp.

Barcelona’s Spanish coach Xavi sits on the bench prior to the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Girona FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 10, 2023. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Diaz Is On The Radar Of Barcelona: Is He A Prospect For The Future?

Diaz is a technically gifted footballer who can anchor the midfield well for his team. He is a good tackler of the ball and can make some timely interceptions for his team inside his half. The Uruguayan youngster usually clears the danger when needed and can score or create the odd goal for his team as well.

However, Diaz is still finding his feet at the highest level but needs more time before he can truly begin to prove himself as a consistent performer at the centre of the park.

Diaz is already good enough to serve as a sporadic presence in Barcelona boss Xavi’s squad and could turn out to be a decent successor to Sergio Busquets at the Nou Camp in the long run.

At 20, the future is quite bright for the Uruguayan talent as long as he continues to improve his all-round game with each season. All in all, there is no denying that Diaz is a prospect to watch out for in the future, so Barca will do well to land him ahead of the new campaign.

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