According to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, the agent of Rapid Vienna (Rapid Wien) starlet Yusuf Demir is holding preliminary talks with Barcelona regarding a transfer for the 17-year-old.
Emre Ozturk, who also represents Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, appears to be in Catalonia to discuss some transfers for his clients.
The Vienna outfit’s supporters can rest easy for now though as versatile attacker Demir will not be leaving until the summer.
It’s reported that Manchester United and Ajax are also eyeing Demir, whose contract expires in the summer of 2022 and could net a considerable fee for Rapid Vienna.
Kronen Zeitung report that Ozturk is holding preliminary transfer talks with Barcelona, essentially meeting to determine what the plan would be for the talent, with interest becoming serious now.
Demir broke into Vienna’s first-team last season, starting one of his five appearances and registering an assist.
The Austria Under-21s starlet is steadily becoming a more important figure in the first-team, 13 of the ace’s 17 appearances this term have come off the bench, with four goals and two assists coming.
Demir has seen most his action as a central attacking midfielder, but has featured on either wing and even as a substitute centre-forward in a 13-minute cameo that netted an assist.