GOODBYE TO THE PRE-SEASON
SURVEY: For you, is it closed the Barça squad 2019-20?
Published:12/08/2019 - 13:51h
Updated:3/10/2019 - 00:25h
FC Barcelona has finished already the pre-season 2019 and is concentrated for the start of LaLiga Santander. The duties are done, but some movements are still possible in the squad of Ernesto Valverde
With the pre-season 2019 already finalised, the FC Barcelona already has begun to think in the visit of the next Friday 16 August to the Athletic of Bilbao in Saint Mamés, party that will serve to open a League Santander 2019-20 in which the ones of Ernesto Valverde want to repeat title by third consecutive campaign. To attain this aim, the Barça has done the duties this summer and has made an even more competitive staff that the one of does some months.
They have produced necessary exits of players that have not finish to work and that have left money in box for fichar to new incorporations, some of them very sounded. Griezmann Has arrived to give a jump more than quality to the attack beside Messi, Suárez and Dembélé, with the incógnita to know what sucederá still with the future of Philippe Coutinho.
Frenkie Of Jong is the big signing of present and future for the medullary, a zone of the field in which there is true 'overbooking' after Sergi Roberto have returned to his natural position. Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Of Jong, Aleñá, Rafinha and the own Roberto compose the room of machines, and no descarta that it produce some exit of here at the beginning of September.
In defence, nor has arrived Matthijs of Ligt but has bet by the continuity of Samuel Umtiti and Todibo, the one who will have to progress without haste but without pause. Wagué Will reinforce the right side and Junior Firpo the right, with a Net Walled that it has assumed the role of Jasper Cillessen like acting goalkeeper of Marc-André Ter Stegen. Analysing the staff of the Barça, name by name, deduces that Ernesto Valverde has to his orders one of the groups of players more competitive of the history of the club.
It suffices with saying that the most expensive signing of all time for the Barça, Coutinho, is in the actuality the fifth forward of the team and that basic pieces like Busquets, Jordi Alba or Rakitic have now a competition inaudita with Frenkie of Jong, Junior Firpo and Arthur Melo among others young players and talentosos. The question that pose from 'FCBN', in this sense, is if with what there is already is sufficient to struggle by all the titles or if, by the contrary, would be necessary some modification more in the staff.
We propose to our readers a survey in which it can answer of five different ways. "It would give by closed the staff, the Barça has a big team", would be the first of the possible answers. Between the variations, are the "almost, is missing the arrival of Neymar", "almost, fault that produce some exit" and the union of these two movements: "that it arrive Neymar and go out some player".
Finally, we want to give voice to those who think that in the Barça still have to produce several exits and some arrivals more before the closing of the market of signings, something definitely complicated by the dates in which we find us. Rakitic, Coutinho and Arturo Vidal are the three players of the Barcelona that still have options to abandon the Barcelona club, whereas no descarta the cession of Riqui Puig and/or Carles Aleñá.
The Barça, concentrated in the league start
In the chapter of signings, for now the hypothetical arrival of Neymar Jr is the only possibility that follows opened, after the group culé have done the duties to the hour to reinforce the rest of positions in which it felt feeble. With the current staff, the FC Barcelona already aspires to all the titles. But, as in everything, always can improve.
Ernesto Valverde and his players, for now, are calm and will train along this week to prepare of the best way the party of the Friday in front of the Athletic of Bilbao. They have or no more movements, in the Barça keeps intact the illusion by this season that is about to to begin. The aim, as every year, will be the triplete. Although the Champions League will occupy a special place between all the possible titles.