And that man is Luka Jovic, with the Guardian's Fabrizio Romano reporting that the Catalan colossus are preparing a €50-million bid for the Eintracht Frankfurt star in hopes of kicking off negotiations in the next few weeks.
Jovic, 21, is on a two-year loan with the German side from Benfica, though an agreement is already in place to make his terms permanent at the end of this season. Eintracht want a transfer fee of around €65 million or €70 million if the four-time capped Serbian international leaves in the summer, according to Romano.
A move for the youngster would be consistent with Barcelona's attempts to replenish an aging squad. The club secured prodigious €75-million midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax and Jean Clair Todibo from Toulouse in the January window, and has been strongly linked with a free transfer for 23-year-old Paris Saint-Germain wantaway Adrien Rabiot.