FIRST NEYMAR, NOW MESSI
The Barça and the 'forms' to bear a flight of stars
Published:13/08/2021 - 01:09h
Updated:13/08/2021 - 10:38h
In the last four years, Barça have suffered the two hardest blows in terms of star flight. In 2017 it was Neymar, now Messi ... What has the club learned?
The modus operandis in moments of crisis of the FC Barcelona in the last years has been all less positive. With the management of Josep María Bartomeu remained evidenciados all the 'hollow' of the Barcelona entity, something that Joan Laporta has inherited in the beginning of his second mandate and that leaves him little margin of performance for 'solve' the crisis in the short term. It did not do what promised one thousand times that went to achieve at all costs: renew to Leo Messi, so the panorama is more difficult of what any one could imagine... And the 'party' hardly begins.
It has been, without place to doubts, the hardest hit for the Barça, in all the senses, because Messi is a player that no only 'generate' in the field; it supposes a big entry by sales of T-shirts and sponsorships. Already the PSG is seeing his spectacular effect, while in the City Condal live the consequences to having left leave to the best player of the history, with the feeling that it could do a bit more from the offices of the Camp Nou without necessarily mortgage the club, as it confessed Laporta in the press conference with which explained the exit of 'The Flea'.
The true is that it does not remain more remedy that happen the page, but... How it will face the Barça the escape of a new star? Taking in account the disaster that was the exit of another of the big 'cracks' historical of the club, Neymar Jr, does so alone four years. To remember, the Paris Saint-Germain paid the 220 million euros of the clause liberatoria of the Brazilian forward, with the intention of reeconstruir to the team and look for him a replacement 'fixed' Ney... They achieved it?
This same summer, the Catalan entity invested 105 'kilos' in the traspaso of Ousmane Dembélé from the Borussia Dortmund. The Barça saw it like the ideal player to generate danger and look for the desborde by the right band. To the figure of the traspaso, added him 40 more than variables; a total that left to the French with the obligation to triumph in the Camp Nou, but the history has been truly distinct and very negative by the constant physical problems that has lived 'Dembouz' in his stay in the City Condal. It tests of this? The injury of which is recovering after the Eurocopa that will keep him in the dry dam until finals of November.
The Barça wanted to follow 'breaking' the market and in January of 2018 concretised the signing of Philippe Coutinho, the costliest incorporation of the history of the club by some 120 million euros, more other 40 in variables. 'Cou' Did not achieve despegar with the team in his first -half- season and finish leaving to the Bayern of Munich in quality of loan, where achieved a triplete historical and, worse still, annotate him a doublet to the Barcelona in the disaster in Lisbon in front of the Bavarians (2-8). The carioca returned the past summer and has been out of action from December.
Those were the two players with which the Barça tried suplir to Neymar in his first season. The plan did not result them, at all, and in 2019 went back to tantear to 'Ney', but finished investing 120 'kilos' more by the signing of Griezmann from the Athletic of Madrid. In summary, almost 400 millions in variables to cover the escape of one of the big stars... And never it was sufficient.
With Messi, even more difficult
If it has been impossible to fill up the gap of Neymar... It will be impossible with the one of Messi? Considering all what contributed the Argentinian inside and out of the terrain of game. Besides, Leo has left without leaving neither a euro by his traspaso, by what the Barça neither can jump to the market of signings to look for him a replacement (neither has of where invest), by what the only solution is in the house.
They are varied the players that will have to take a step forward to cover his footprint in the Camp Nou, but also will be necessary to find the formula so that the 'cracks' of the staff move masses as it did it 'The Flea', to be able to convince to the sponsors and call the attention of the fanatical, so much for the sale of the T-shirts as to fill again, when it can , the enclosure blaugrana.