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Xavi's last 'signing' for Barça's right-back

Published:29/09/2022 - 22:06h

Updated:29/09/2022 - 22:06h

Given the great absences in the defensive back, Xavi Hernández has been forced to get a star 'signing' for FC Barcelona's right-back, who will strengthen the team in the next matches

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Xavi Hernández has 'lost' to three defenders for the next weeks: Jules Koundé, Héctor Bellerín and Ronald Araújo that aims to be a good time in the infirmary after going through the operating theatre. The three, in any case, were the alternative 'natural' of the trainer egarense for the right side of the FC Barcelona. Without them, it is forced to change a lot his plans.

Although has the alternative of Sergi Roberto (recovered of his annoyances, but with hardly shooting), to reconvert to Eric García to central as it already did the past course or change to a system of three head offices, Xavi wants to cover the backs and have alternatives in the bench, reason by which has 'fichado' to Marc Casadó, of the Barça Atlètic, so that it work in dynamics of the first team thinking in the next clashes.

The born in Sant Pere of Vilamajor was the big novelty of the training of this Thursday in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, in the previous of the visit to the RCD Mallorca this Saturday by LaLiga Santander. The natural position of Casadó is like midfield player, but also has a lot of experience in the right band. In fact, in the first party of pre-season against the Olot, played in this position during the second half of the party.

In front of a big opportunity

It is a footballer that likes a lot to Xavi Hernández, reason by which carried it to him to turns it of pre-season in United States. It saw minutes in front of the Inter of Miami (6') and also against the Juventus (12'). Casadó, of 19 years, is recognised by his trainers of the filial like a very intelligent player and that understands the game. It is not a surprise that take it in account in the first team.

Carles Martínez, the one who him fichó for the Barça, recognised that "to me me odd when I saw it of side, but is a very intelligent player that understands the game. Ands truth that is accustomed to play of mediocentro but is dynamic and fast", in statements collected by 'SPORT'.

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