Barcelona Transfer News: Catalan giants Barcelona are keeping an eye on Cher Ndour. He is a 17-year-old Italian whizkid who is currently excelling for SL Benfica’s minor squads
Barcelona Transfer News: As reported by SPORT, Barcelona is continuing to comb the transfer market for brilliant youths with promise. Cher Ndour, the teenage prodigy of SL Benfica, is the latest target.
His professional career began in Italy. He trained at the academies of Brescia and Atalanta before relocating to Portugal in the summer of 2020.
Ndour’s move to Benfica has proven to be a successful one. He has made significant progress with the club’s Under-23 and B teams, demonstrating excellent development.
Ndour has appeared in 22 matches for Benfica Under-23. In addition, he has one goal and one assist in 25 games with the B squad. The 17-year-old was a member of the young squad that won the UEFA Youth League this past weekend, defeating Red Bull Salzburg in the final.
In Benfica‘s 6-0 demolition of the Austrian giants, the 17-year-old was one of the goal scorers.
Ndour’s success through the Benfica junior system has not gone unnoticed. Various teams throughout Europe have taken an interest in him as a result of his development.
Barcelona is one of the teams interested in signing the 17-year-old prodigy. In previous years, he has represented the Italian national team at the Under-15, Under-16, and Under-18 levels.
Barcelona has earned a slew of benefits in recent years as a result of their trust in the next generation. At Camp Nou, players like Ansu Fati, Pedri, Ronald Araujo, Gavi, and Nico Gonzalez have established themselves as regulars in the first team.
They are believed to be the foundation of the squad’s long-term success. In this context, it is obvious why the Blaugrana seek to continue recruiting youthful talent to their squad.
Will Barcelona make a bid for him?
Emre Demir will become a member of the Catalans’ B squad setup in the next summer. Furthermore, Barcelona has sealed the acquisition of Racing Santander prodigy Pablo Torre. Thus, defeating arch-rivals Real Madrid for the prized possession of Spain’s most promising young footballer.
The Blaugrana are also keeping an eye on several other promising young players. Former La Masia youngster Xavi Simons is among those on their radar. Ndour has now surfaced as a possible transfer target for Barcelona.
The 17-year-old has a deal with Benfica that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2023. This summer’s transfer window will determine whether or not Barça makes a move for the adolescent prodigy.