Garcia requests Barcelona’s Adriano

The search for a left-back continues and, according to, Rudi Garcia has made it clear: he wants Barcelona’s Adriano.

Garcia and Sabatini, reportedly, have compiled a list of potential left-backs and at the top is the Brazilian. Former Roma and current Barca manager Luis Enrique is reluctant to sell the player because he sees him as a better fit than Jordi Alba, who has blocked Adriano from receiving consistent playing time over the last couple of seasons. Barcelona have slapped a €10m price-tag on Adriano but Roma are confident that this can negotiated down to around €7m-€8m.

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