SCFC Links: Marc BartraMarc Espley has a look at a man who could become yet another ex-Barca boy in Staffordshire.
Ever since the likes of Bojan and Marc Muniesa signed from Barcelona, many Stoke fans have wanted Marc Bartra to follow suit.
Bartra, unlike the others, seemed to be in Barcelona’s first team plans but he has subsequently become surplus to requirements, despite playing for the Spanish national side.
The defender recently confirmed that his release clause has dropped to £7 million which seems a great deal and having Carlos Puyol as his agent- just like Bojan- could be a good bargaining tool for Stoke.
There is sure to be competition from other clubs and recent reports suggest Bartra would prefer to stay in Spain rather than a lucrative move to the Premier League.
However, having a couple of mates at Stoke already can only strengthen The Potters’ hand should Bartra wish to ply his trade in England.
Watch this space…
Edit: The space didn’t to be watched for long! Marc Bartra has joined Borussia Dortmund for €8 millions.
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