Barcelona are reportedly open to reducing their asking price for Spanish defender Oscar Mingueza.
According to Sport, the Blaugrana initially valued Mingueza, whose deal runs out in 2023, at €5 million. However, they could reduce the asking price for the 23-year-old, with as many as six clubs reported to be interested in the player.
The clubs in question, as per Barca Universal, are RC Celta Vigo, Real Valladolid, Getafe CF, Galatasaray, AEK Athens and TSG Hoffenheim. The report adds that Mingueza would prefer to remain in Spain, making the first three teams more likely destinations.
The Spaniard rose through the ranks at Barcelona after joining their youth team in 2014. He made it to the first team during the 2020-21 season, putting in some impressive displays under former manager Ronald Koeman.
Versatile to play as centre-back or right-back, Mingueza made 39 appearances across competitions during his debut senior campaign. He capped off a decent season by winning the Copa del Rey. However, Xavi Hernandez's arrival in the dugout saw his game time drastically fall. He played just 27 times across competitions last season, starting only 14 games.
As per the aforementioned Barca Universal report, Xavi has already communicated to Mingueza that he's surplus to requirements. Mingueza was also left out of the Blaugrana's squad for their pre-season tour of the United States of America, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.