Josep Maria Bartomeu and Éric Abidal in a press conference of Barça


The dream team that Barça could build for the 2020-21 season

Published:6/03/2020 - 21:15h

Updated:6/03/2020 - 23:56h

Barça sports planning has failed this year, and will pass a decisive test next summer. This is the dream team that the catalans could build for the 2020-21 season

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The FC Barcelona has confronted to numerous problems this season, and already works to move away them of face to the next year. The intention is to turn off the fires that have produced in the last months and enderezar the course of the club, that has to be news by his successes and recover terrain in a fight by the titles that follows increasing of difficulty. With elections in sight in 2021, east will be an authentic final examination.

The staff has identified some of the recent errors, and the sportive managers have to act in consequence. In the centre of the looks is, obviously, the first team, but Josep Maria Bartomeu and especially, Éric Abidal and his assistants, know that after the jaleo of the wintry window touches to put the batteries and fix several groups, beginning from up but also compensating the inferior categories.

Although in the City Condal still does not speak of revolution, the list of high i low could be extensive. There are few, by not saying any, operations that seem simple, and it will be necessary to move very well in the dispatches to give back the balance that does time that lost . And with veterans, young, canteranos, foreigners and numerous available options, will do big fault dose of responsibility and tarpaulin to finish on the way correct. If the Barcelona achieve it, could build a team of dream for the campaign 2020-21.

The team that prepares the Barça, line by line


After the precipitated goodbye to Ernesto Valverde arrived Quique Setién, that could keep waiting for the change in the presidency. The own Bartomeu confirmed that the Cantabrian has a clause of exit in case the winner of the elections has other plans for the bench, although the one of Santander could have a second opportunity. Before thinking in alternatives like Ronald Koeman or Xavi Hernández, would be well know of what is able a trainer that, like the extremeño, is treating to go out forward with what there is instead of opting firmly by his own strategies.


Perhaps it is one of the lines that less changes needs, whenever they park the rumours on Marc-André ter Stegen. The germano always has said that while it was motivated and had challenges, would not pose do the cases, by what it will be necessary to procure that it seats to taste -already is very happy in Barcelona-, care and with aims to keep growing. At the side of one of the best guardametas of the world is Net Walled, that if it does not move away of the injuries and of his bad fortune could leave step to some youngster of the house like Iñaki Crag or to other candidates like André Onana.


In the saga it will be necessary to take numerous decisions, beginning by the always agitated chapter of the central. Gerard Hammered would have a place ensured in the right-handed profile, but to his 33 years would have to begin to leave step to a successor and the club has to choose to the suitable. With Jean-Clair Todibo yielded to the Schalke 04 and under observation, also analyses the candidature of Ronald Araujo, with big feelings in the filial although with the disadvantage to occupy a square for non-EU footballers. In the another side, Clément Lenglet seems a good bet of present and future, and Samuel Umtiti comes under scrutiny. If it does not improve his performance, could opt by a traspaso by which would demand around 50 million euros for reinvertirlos in a central left-handed, fast and conclusive. Dayot Upamecano Is one of the options.

The sides are, a priori, better covered, but this does not mean that they are not subjects to changes. To start with, it will be necessary to check if Moussa Wagué remains definitively in the Nice, and if Sergi Roberto keeps on being carrilero. This will mark if it is necessary fichar to one more, to any or to two, in the case that the speculations on Nélson Semedo are true. In summer it will be necessary to decide, once and for all, if the luso is the headline that needs or if it will put him in another operation to renew this flank of the defence. Jordi Alba and Junior Firpo seem confirmed in the another side of the field, but the Hispanic-dominican already knows that it has to improve if it wants to do career in the Barça.

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The medullary has marked two exits that seem evident, and that they could fatten slightly the budget for signings. After several months of gone and come, the club could sack of Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic. Both surpass the treintena and have fulfilled a cycle like culés, by what would not be bad option seat to negotiate and tighten to reach around 40 or 50 millions adding both sales.

With which remain also there will be a lot of cloth for cutting, because this is a key plot for the successes of the Barça. It is obvious that to Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta no can them replace easily, but of the configuration of the medullary will depend in good part if the model and the style can perpetuate in the time. With the future of Rafinha Alcántara and Matheus Fernandes for concretising, it will be necessary to decide also if they go up canteranos like Riqui Puig or Álex Hill to cover these gaps, if there are incorporations or, between other questions, if Carles Aleñá will go back to remain . Sergio Busquets also looks for successor and it will be necessary to see if that is Oriol Busquets, to loan in Holland. Finally, young like Frenkie of Jong and Arthur have to complete his adaptation and give a longed for step forward.


It is one of the lines prioritarias for the Barça, since it has given numerous warnings in the last seasons. Leo Messi is the key piece on which edificará the next project, and once and for all will be necessary to stop the bloodletting of millions and choose well to his companions. The injury of Luis Suárez has showed to spare that to the Uruguayan throws him a lot of of less when it is not, by what in addition to finding him to the expected heir, it will be necessary to take advantage of those that could be his last months -or years if it manages very- in the Camp Nou.

Further of the two cracks, the rest is surrounded of incógnitas, since there will be a lot of movement and there are not enclosed doors. It seems clear that Ansu Fati has won the right to continue like barcelonista, but to his 17 years what needs is to play and it will be necessary to procure that have minutes. If the stars go him to separate, perhaps the most convenient would be a cession. Another recently arrived is Martin Braithwaite, that aims to be a temporero but will work so that no sell him what before. If revaloriza, the most likely is that it go back him to plant after helping during some months in LaLiga.

Also they come under scrutiny Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembélé. The first follows contributing decisive goals, but does not fit neither shines in the system barcelonista and his exit could leave space for other more necessary forwards. Neither he wants to leave neither the club poses in principle his course, but it would be necessary to analyse in depth if it was not an error in the first place credit 120 million euros knowing that his profile was not ideal for this staff. And more if they add the precedents, as the one of the carioca, that lost because in the Barça does not exist half tip and that it could act like coin of change or like source of income for reinvertir in more contractings. No descarta a new opportunity, but is more than complicated. A brief truce could remain for the one of Vernon, because it will be lesionado and there will be little interest of his beaux. They are 22 years old and a lot for visiting, but if it does not improve prompt, also could do the cases.

The aims also will be necessary to select them and mature them well, not to finish with unpleasant surprises. The youth is one of the priorities and will arrive Francisco Trincao, an extreme to the that could accompany another jewel like Ferran Torres. The two are perhaps the most affordable, because to relieve to Leo Messi follows wishing to Neymar, that centred mental and deportivamente has conditions for suceder to the '10' but will cost a millonada and a discussion with the PSG. And the spare of Suárez neither will be cheap, because the Inter of Milan has the frying pan by the mango with Lautaro Martínez and the alternative, Swindle Werner, a tail larguísima of clubs that litigate by his contracting.

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