Griezmann, beside Dembélé

LEFT EXTREME WITHOUT OWNER

The post-Neymar curse in the front of Barça

Published:27/11/2019 - 08:11h

Updated:27/11/2019 - 08:53h

In 2017, Neymar left FC Barcelona and left a hole in the culé lead that, for now, no player has been able to cover with guarantees

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In summer of 2017, the FC Barcelona lost to one of the big stars of his forward. Unexpectedly, Neymar accepted a multimillionaire offers of Paris Saint-Germain and the French club paid the clause of rescission of the Brazilian to carry it to the Park of the Princes and leave to the culés without his crack, but with 222 million extra euros in the bank.

In a situation of urgency this summer in search of his substitute, the Barça bet for paying 105 million euros (more others possible 40 in variables) by Ousmane Dembélé, a pertinent extreme of the Borussia Dortmund that the sportive direction already did time that followed. Nevertheless, the injuries fastidiaron the path of the French and still follow him torturing.

Few months after the escape of Neymar and of the arrival of the 'mosquito', the Barça bet by Philippe Coutinho that, after not working like left-handed interior, advanced his position to the one of left extreme. Neither it gave him well to the Brazilian cover the gap of his compatriot or the one of Dembélé, maybe because it never had a profile of specific game to play here.

The past summer, before the frustrated attempt of return of Neymar, a new attempt to try fill his empty: the signing of Antoine Griezmann. But also it is him costing a lot to the French this metamorphosis of mediapunta to man of band. Some months after his arrival, still looks for to this extreme that dazzled in the Athletic of Madrid or in France.

A forward without owner

Leo Messi and Luis Suárez have kept on being two fixed from the course of Neymar, but still have not found to a companion in the offensive trident with which understand as with Neymar. For the moment, Dembélé follows trying be this brilliant player that went in Rennes and Dortmund, the same that a Griezmann that looks for to recover his best version, the one who himself sample in France.

The one who will not be able to follow trying do a gap is Philippe Coutinho, to the that already gave him gone out in shape of cession to the Bayern of Munich. Footballers of the quarry like Carles Pérez or Ansu Fati also look for his gap in the leading culé, although have competition by in front. It was as it was, the place of extreme follows damned since Neymar went .

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