Amongst interests from English side Tottenham Hotspur, Brazilian striker Willian Jose is still expecting and dreaming about the possibility of becoming a Barcelona player in the upcoming days.
However, the Brazilian striker will have to wait up for the Catalans to make a proposal that pleases his team, Real Sociedad.
Namely, the San Sebastian club has already rejected a 15 million euros offer from Tottenham by the 28-year-old striker. Unlike the Spurs, Barcelona hasn’t officially bid for the striker yet. However, the rumors coming from the Catalunya claim that something may change in the next days.
In case you missed what’s been going on between Real Sociedad and Willian Jose over the last few matches, the Brazilian stayed away from some games due to negotiations with the London club, and only started again last Sunday in a duel against Athletic Bilbao, for the 23rd matchday of the La Liga.
As much as Willian is excited about a possible trip to the mighty Barcelona, he is – or at least seems to be – focused on the current moment of Real Sociedad. The team led by Imanol Alguacil is in 6th place, just two points behind the UEFA Champions League qualifying zone.
In addition to the good moment in the Spanish League, the Basque side has a good chance of winning the King’s Cup, as they’re already at the semifinals, and will face Spain’s Second Division team, Mirandes.
Barcelona is chasing a striker to substitute Uruguayan Luis Suarez, as he suffered a serious injury and will only be available to play again in the next season.
Thus, in addition to Willian Jose, the club aims at yet another backup option. This is Real Betis’ Loren Moron. However, the Catalan board is not very confident in the deal. This is because, according to the Spanish sports press, Real Betis would be asking for around 25 million euros, and the financial situation in Barcelona FC is critical at the moment.
Jose is maybe not the best option for the moment, but maybe Barca will need to complete a move for the Brazilian striker. It’s incredible in a squad that counts on the likes of Antoine Griezmann as a sub that he cannot take his chance and prove he’s worth wearing this kit. But ‘C’est la vie’, right Anto?