Ronald Koeman, during his official presentation with the FC Barcelona


Koeman had already warned about the great problem of FC Barcelona

Published:18/10/2020 - 02:08h

Updated:18/10/2020 - 20:00h

When Ronald Koeman arrived to the FC Barcelona had clear the needs of the staff, but did not arrive the signing that asked with so much insistence

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Since Ronald Koeman arrived to the FC Barcelona, knew that the club wanted to give off of Luis Suárez by his astronomical wage, that did not go in accordance with the performance that had offered during the two last seasons. The Dutch trainer agreed with this, but warned to the club of the need to bring a spare of guarantees and even dared to put a name on of the table: Memphis Depay.

Ronald Koeman had chosen to a player to the that knew to take him out his best level in the selection of the Low Countries and that, when finish agreement with the Olympique of Lyon in summer of 2021, would go out much cheaper of his price of market. In fact, the French club was conscious of the wish of the own Memphis Depay to dress of Barcelona and facilitated his exit all what could, although finally there was not success in the operation.

Depay, the signing chosen for January

The FC Barcelona did not act with sufficient forecast to go down the mass salarial the sufficient as so that Ronald Koeman could have in his rows the only petidión personal that had made, since the signings of Sergiño Dest and Eric García were bets of the club from before that the hero of Wembley signed to seat in the bench of the Camp Nou.

Now, the FC Barcelona is suffering in LaLiga Santander the consequences of have not solved the problem that the trainer by which bet the managerial had warned. Martin Braithwaite is the only '9' of the staff and the absence of a more contrasted specialist in a so important position is accusing in parties against rivals that have achieved destapar the predictable game of the FC Barcelona.

It is true that there are players with sufficient offensive power as to adapt to the place of '9' -as they can be Leo Messi or Antoine Griezmann- But Ronald Koeman knows that a team that aspires to win it all can not be without a forward of level. Against the Getafe and against the Seville, threw in fault to a player accustomed to mark the differences in the area. A Memphis Depay in the one who support all the talent that the culés have in the mediapunta.

A problem with years of history

From it does several years, the FC Barcelona walked looking for an acting pair to Luis Suárez, fracasando in bets like the ones of Paco Alcácer or Kevin-Prince Boateng. Now the club finds no only with that there is not acting for the position of '9', but not even there is a headline. The problem has dragged from does too time and in winter will touch to look for solutions to dress to Memphis Depay of Barcelona.

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