Chelsea register their interest in ‘spectacular’ Barcelona star but club certain he will shun England interest

Chelsea are keen to sign Barcelona sensation Pau Cubarsi

According to TBR Football, Chelsea has shown interest in acquiring Barcelona sensation Pau Cubarsi, but they face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

Cubarsi, who emerged from Barcelona’s renowned La Masia academy this season, quickly established himself as the first-choice centre-back for the senior side. The teenager has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season, catching the attention of top Premier League clubs with his performances.

Hailed as a spectacular player for Barcelona, Cubarsi has featured in 20 matches across all competitions this season, underscoring his significance to the club and his potential as a rising star in European football. His rapid rise has certainly put him on the radar of several English clubs, with Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United all vying for his signature.

Cubarsi’s current release clause set at just £12 million and his contract running until 2026, all interested parties have a chance to secure the talented defender’s services. However, Barcelona is making efforts to deter potential suitors by seeking to extend his contract with a substantial release clause.

Chelsea, known for their interest in young talent, has expressed a strong desire to bring in players like Cubarsi. Given his exceptional development and maturity as a centre-back, he would likely slot straight into the starting lineup at Stamford Bridge.

Cubarsi’s performances suggest that he is far from an inexperienced player, with few apparent weaknesses in his game. His remarkable quality and ability to form strong partnerships with his teammates in defence indicate that he could make an immediate impact on Chelsea’s backline.

Chelsea are keen to sign Barcelona sensation Pau Cubarsi.
Chelsea registers interest in signing Pau Cubarsi.

At Arsenal, manager Mikel Arteta currently relies on Gabriel Magalhães and William Saliba as his main defenders. Given their importance to the team, it’s unlikely that Cubarsi would immediately slot into the starting lineup. Instead, the Gunners may prioritize his development, utilizing him as a long-term investment for the future.

On the other hand, Manchester United’s defensive woes, compounded by injuries and Erik ten Hag’s decision to deploy Casemiro at centre-back, could create an immediate opportunity for Cubarsi to establish himself as a first-choice player. The Red Devils may see the talented Spanish teenager as a solution to their defensive problems and could offer him regular playing time from the outset.

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If Chelsea can activate Cubarsi’s release clause before he signs a new contract with Barcelona, they stand a great chance of securing a top-notch defender with exceptional talent. However, the player is yet to show any favourable hint that he will move to England should the opportunity arise.

With his potential and the relatively low release clause, Cubarsi presents an enticing opportunity for any club looking to strengthen their defensive ranks. For Chelsea, acquiring a player of his calibre could significantly bolster their defensive capabilities and provide long-term stability at the heart of their defence.