Barcelona is reportedly interested in Lukas Klostermann, according to a report by the Spanish publication Fichajes. The 27-year-old utility player’s contract with RB Leipzig is coming to an end. Therefore, the defending La Liga champions are thinking about making a Bosman move to acquire his talents during the summer transfer window of 2024.
During his time with RB Leipzig, Lukas Klostermann has proven to be one of the Bundesliga’s most underappreciated defenders. The German international, who attended VfL Bochum’s youth division, moved to the Red Bull Arena over ten years ago. He has been a fixture for Die Roten Bullen ever since.
Klostermann is a valuable asset and utility player for RB Leipzig because of his ability to play throughout the defensive line. The 27-year-old has played for the East German team for 269 games so far, contributing 13 goals and 12 assists. However, the athlete has entered the last year of his contract, which has drawn attention from numerous prestigious teams.
If Barcelona is unable to finalise a permanent deal for Joao Cancelo, they would probably want to acquire a right-back during the summer transfer window of 2024. Deadline Day this past summer saw the Portuguese international arrive at the Catalan club on loan for the 2023–24 campaign. And since joining Xavi Hernandez’s squad, he has performed admirably.
Owing to Cancelo’s outstanding performance levels, the defending La Liga winners want to finalise a permanent deal before summer. However, it has been stated in recent reports that the 29-year-old’s contract discussions are difficult. Therefore, it’s possible that the Cancelo move will not go through.
So, Barcelona ought to search far and wide for a right-back. Furthermore, the Blaugrana now have a legitimate target in Lukas Klostermann. The German utility player, 27, is a desirable target due to his upcoming status as a free agency. It’s also appealing that he can play throughout the backline.
If the agreement to sign Joao Cancelo is not finalised, Klostermann may be Barcelona’s best bet. It would be intriguing to observe, though, if RB Leipzig can secure a new deal for the 27-year-old before his existing one expires.