Rodrigo Bentancur's recent form has captured the attention of Barcelona, who are reportedly prepared to splash out
These rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt though, as Barcelona are currently being linked with many central midfielders from around Europe.
Frenkie de Jong, Adrien Rabiot and Tanguy Ndombele have all been mentioned as targets for Ernesto Valverde, as he seeks cover for the injured Rafinha and prepares for life after Sergio Busquets retires.
Described as a box-to-box midfielder, Bentancur is usually deployed in a central midfield or defensive midfield role, but he is capable of being an attacking midfielder or playing on either flank.
He has quickly become a mainstay of Oscar Tabarez's Uruguay team, playing 17 consecutive matches since his debut in 2017, including all five of La Celeste's games at the 2018 World Cup.
Bentancur is a doubt for the