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The tough decision that Xavi will have to make with Barça's midfield
Published:28/07/2022 - 01:42h
Updated:28/07/2022 - 01:42h
The preseason is leaving Xavi Hernández with very interesting sensations that, at the same time, make it more difficult to assemble the squad. This is the case of Miralem Pjanic, who seemed discarded and now Nico González is fighting for the position
To the beginning of the pre-season, Miralem Pjanic knew that it did not have place in the staff of the FC Barcelona for the 2022-23. However, in front of the fault of offers to continue his career, opted for adding to the trainings a week before the planned and, for the moment, has attained to convince to Xavi Hernández of cuán valuable can be as alternative in the midfield culé. The problem is that, if the bosnio remains , some midfield player will have to go out, and the distinguished would be Nico González.
From here that the míster of Terrassa have to take a hard and unexpected decision in brief. Any of the two players will have to go out in summer, since the club needs to free contingents and mass salarial to be able to inscribe to his new reinforcements. In principle, the scales would have to bend in favour of the Galician, the one who has agreement until June of 2024 and comes to contest 38 parties in the 2021-22 (1.787 minutes) in which it added a pair of goals and equal quantity of assistances.
Although Xavi knows that Nico is not a natural pivote, has found him accommodate like acting of Sergio Busquets in the friendly of the summer, as with the arrival of Franck Kessié and the possible permanence of Frenkie of Jong there are not too many alternatives for the one of A Coruña in the diagram blaugrana. Of the same way, Pjanic has been tested as '5', position that knows well after his go through the Rome and the Juventus.
In this sense, the trainer culé has admitted his taste by the player of 32 years, whose characteristic and style of game adapt to what looks for the technician egarense. "It has liked me a lot. It gives us a lot with the balloon, has found very well to the interiors and has a vision of exclusive game of the football in general, because there is not a lot of that see it to the first touch. Always it looks to forward. Search very well the pass to the '9', open to the interiors. It has done a big party", said Xavi after the performance of the bosnio the Wednesday in the second part in front of the Juve.
Pjanic Wins terrain to Nico
Of this way, Miralem seems to win him terrain to Nico in the 'career' for turning into the substitute of Busquets. Besides, to these heights, seems simpler to find him exit to the Galician that to the bosnio. In any case, for both the most viable would be a cession, since the Barça does not have plans of traspasar to the player of 20 years. By the contrary, the aim of the managerial is to renew him before end of year.
Like this the things, everything aims to that Xavi will have to decide in brief between both midfield players, unless it concretise the exit of Of Jong. For the finances of the club, this would be the most profitable, but the Dutch has blocked up to now any possibility of exit. Of the same way, has descartado go down his wage, doing more complex his permanence. For now, the Barça prepares the end of turns it American the Saturday in front of the New York Network Bulls.