Barcelona loanee Ez Abde showed his talent and potential once again last night as he helped Osasuna to a 1-0 win over Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg.
The Moroccan international winger scored the only goal of the game on Wednesday night to take Jagoba Arrasate’s men one step closer to the final of the cup competition.
The talented Barcelona youngster now has three goals and two assists across all competitions for his loan club as he continues to gain valuable experience and enhance his reputation away from Spotify Camp Nou.
Abde’s performances at Osasuna have caught the attention of teams from England ahead of the summer window. Indeed, it has previously been reported that Chelsea have shown an interest in the 21-year-old.
Along with the Blues, Nottingham Forest are another club to have set sights on the Moroccan ace.
In fact, Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Nottingham Forest have already asked about the possible signing of Abde from Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, Osasuna are also keen on retaining the former Hercules starlet’s services for another season on loan after having been impressed by what he has shown in the current campaign.
Abde will return to Barça at the end of the season and manager Xavi Hernandez sees the potential within the winger.
However, considering the club’s financial situation, the report states that the possibility of cashing in on Abde in the summer is not ruled out.
The 21-year-old has a contract with the Blaugrana until 2026. Given his age and potential, Barcelona could fetch a sizeable sum from his sale in the summer if they do decide to go down that route.