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THE '5' WILL FINALLY HAVE RELIEF

Busquets will have 'breather' in 2022-23 with Barça

Published:10/05/2022 - 02:15h

Updated:10/05/2022 - 02:15h

Sergio Busquets hopes to face the 2022-23 season with more calm. Since the departure of Yaya Touré in 2010, the man from Sabadell has not had a guaranteed replacement in the XI culé, something that Xavi Hernández hopes to change from the summer

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49 parties and 4.240 minutes on the field summary the season 2021-22 of Sergio Busquets in the FC Barcelona. The one of Sabadell will fulfil 34 years in July and, after more than a decade as '5' headline of the group culé, find a replacement for the midfield player, more than a need, is an urgency. It is thus that Xavi Hernández expects to reinforce the medullary this summer with the arrival of a natural replacement for the second captain blaugrana.

For the moment, the technician egarense has two alternatives for the place of 'Busi': Nico González and Frenkie of Jong. The Dutch has showed that it does not feel comfortable in the role of recuperador and armador solitary in the medullary, whereas the one of A Coruña yes has the necessary conditions to adapt to this role, but to his 20 years still is missing him a lot of shooting to assume this responsibility.

The Wednesday, Sergio will not be in front of the Celtic of Vigo by accumulation of cards. The Barça already has ensured his contingent for the next phase of groups of the Champions League, but the aim to finish second in the table follows slope. Thus, Xavi will bet, probably, with a centre of the field in hands of Frenkie, Nico and Gavi to combine with the three attackers and create danger in the goal defended by the Argentinian Matías Dituro.

For the 2022-23, the Barça already has closed the arrival of Frank Kessié, a player with the experience and the ideal characteristics to give him greater rest to Busquets. Nevertheless, the club no descarta incorporate another reinforcement to armour the centre of the field, after a season in which the basic wardrobe has been one of the main problems of the staff. It is as well as the plan of Xavi with Busquets aims to dosificar to the midfield player, reserving him for the big appointments and for the straight decisive of the season (February-May). 'Busi' Needs rest and the one of Terrrassa knows it better that anybody.

The options that handles the directive for the centre of the field

The financial problems of the Barça force him to look for signings that do not generate inconvenient with the limit salarial. In this context, the club handles options like Martín Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), Aurelien Tchouameni (Monaco) and Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton). The first of them seems the most viable option, considering that the Real would see with good eyes do box by the one of San Sebastián. The cases of Tchouameni and Neves lucen more complicated, considering the value of his index cards.

In the case of the French, Liverpool and Real madrid seem the best opcionados. The midfield player of 22 years is one of the 'jewels' of the Monaco and will not go out of Tie it 1 by less than 65 million euros. In the case of Neves, the Portuguese wants to play in the Barça, but the 'Wolverao' expects to invoice near of 50 'kilos' by his traspaso, a very elevated figure for the reality cué.

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