- Barcelona pursuing LAFC's Fall
- 20-year-old spent 22/23 on loan at Villareal B
- Loan with purchase option
WHAT HAPPENED? Spanish giants FC Barcelona are in advanced talks over a deal for LAFC defender Mamadou Fall, per The Athletic. Fall, 20, spent the 2022/23 campaign on loan at La Liga side Villareal with their B team and they have also circled back in an attempt to sign the budding star. The deal with Barcelona would be a one-year loan with a purchase option.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Fall is one of the brightest defensive talents to break through in MLS in recent time and played 25 regular-season games in the Spanish second division last year. Upon his loan ending, he's made three appearances for the MLS side this summer. If a deal is struck, the Senegalese defender will follow the footsteps of Julian Araujo, who Barcelona signed from the LA Galaxy in January.
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WHAT NEXT FOR FALL?: The 20-year-old defender and LAFC have their next league match on Sunday, September 3. The European transfer window closes Friday.