Paris Saint-Germain’s left-back after Nuno Mendes can be seen as shaky, considering Juan Bernat hopes to prove he’s 100 percent after his serious knee injury. Meanwhile, Abdou Diallo could be leaving, and Layvin Kurzawa has no future. As a result, PSG could be eyeing Caio Henrique.
According to Brazilian media outlet iG Esporte, FC Barcelona and PSG are two clubs vying for the AS Monaco left-back, keeping the 24-year-old on their radar. Furthermore, the report claims both clubs are evaluating the possibility of a deal.
Henrique’s representatives monitor polls and hope to hit the hammer with Monaco soon. The defender wants to put himself in a position where he can likely be at a high-profile club and possibly make the Brazil national team ahead of the FIFA World Cup later this year.
The Brazilian would bring competition to the left-back position and push Mendes, which appears to be the theme on defense. Sporting advisor Luis Campos is eyeing Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar to challenge Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, and Sergio Ramos at center-back.
When it comes to a possible transfer fee that PSG or Barcelona would have to pay, Transfermarkt puts the defender’s value at €20 million while being under contract until 2025. Last season, Henrique appeared in 49 fixtures, scoring two goals and recording 13 assists.