Chelsea ‘on the verge of signing’ 18-year-old Barcelona star Marc Guiu after pouncing to trigger the striker’s shockingly low release clause

  • Marc Guiu scored two goals in seven appearances after making breakthrough 
  • The striker is closing in on a move to Chelsea after they triggered release clause
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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Barcelona youngster Marc Guiu, according to reports in spain. 

The 18-year-old striker made his breakthrough to the first team in 2023-24 and went on to score twice in seven appearances across all competitions. 

However, the striker looks to have played his last match for Barca as he’s on the verge of joining Chelsea as reported by Marca. 

The Blues have triggered Guiu’s £5million release clause and beaten competition from Bayern Munich to land the player.  

Barca consider him to have great potential and offered him a new deal but were unable to reach an agreement before Chelsea offered him an ‘unbeatable’ offer. 

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Barcelona youngster Marc Guiu, according to reports

New Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca spoke to Guiu several times and he intends to have the youngster in the first team next season. 

Guiu is attracted to Chelsea’s project with young players and believes the Premier League suits his style of play . 

He made his senior Barca debut under Xavi against Athletic Bilbao last October and scored with his second touch in a 1-0 win. 

Speaking after Guiu’s immediate impact, Xavi said: ‘Marc, a local kid, makes the difference for us.

The 18-year-old scored with his second touch on his senior debut against Athletic Bilbao

The 18-year-old scored with his second touch on his senior debut against Athletic Bilbao  

‘I have thought about him because he has a goal, a spark, and I like him personally. I have no problems looking in the academy. Quite the opposite. I give the confidence that they gave me when I was 17, 18 years old.

‘I’m surprised that they’re not scared. I see them with a spark. They look at me with a face like, ‘give me a try, and you’ll see that it’s going to be fine’.

‘I saw it with Gavi, Balde, Lamine, Fermin, and I saw Marc. He does not look scared.’

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