Bilde Bilde Bilde Bilde Bilde Bilde Bilde Bilde Bilde Bilde BildeBilde Bilde Bilde BildeBilde Bilde BildeBilde
Brazilian defender Marlon struggling to leave Barcelona

Brazilian defender Marlon struggling to leave Barcelona

Brazilian defender Marlon is struggling to leave Barcelona after being denied a work permit ahead of various potential moves.

The central defender who has largely impressed when given a rare chance for the Catalan club – is deemed surplus to requirements after the arrival of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla.

A potential move to either West Ham United, Southampton or Newcastle United came close on the English deadline day which was on Thursday, however, Marlon was denied a move to the latter in the 11th hour due to his failure to obtain a work permit – despite everything being agreed.

Now, his future seems destined on the bench or even – in the stands – at Barca, unless he can push for a late move to sides in Italy, France or Germany.

Marlon spent last season on loan with Ligue 1 side Nice, and they did have an interest in securing a permanent deal.

A whole host of Italian sides have also been labelled with interest, and it is now understood that he and his agent will be pushing clubs to make a loan offer.

Barca open up their competitive campaign on Sunday evening against Sevilla in the Spanish Supecopa, which this time round – will be played over one-leg.

WHY NOT READ:   Ivan Rakitic unsure over Barcelona future