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The market hangover: Setien has a very short squad

Published:1/02/2020 - 20:57h

Updated:1/02/2020 - 20:59h

FC Barcelona decided not to sign a '9' in this market and also let several players go. The culés have been left with a tremendously short template and Setién should measure rotations better than ever

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Waiting for seeing how go out Matheus Fernandes and Francisco Trincao, could say that the FC Barcelona has not hit in his taking of decisions in this market of signings of winter. The culés looked for a '9' to substitute to the lesionado Luis Suárez, that will be of drop until May, but no only do not have it fichado, but besides they have left to go to several attackers. In total, the Barcelona have bought to two footballers of face to the campaign that comes and have given off of a total of four and two of the filial.

Jean-Clair Todibo, Carles Pérez, Carles Aleñá and Moussa Wagué are the players of the first team that have left the Barça. The French has gone yielded with option of optional purchase to the Schalke 04, Pérez went to the Rome yielded with option of compulsory purchase, Aleñá will be of loaned in the Betis until final of course, and the Senegalese went to loan to the Nice with an option of purchase no compulsory.

Besides, the blaugrana decided to undo also of two tips of the filial, although they need a '9' as the eat. To the Juventus left traspasado Alejandro Marquis and Abel Ruiz was yielded to the Sporting of Knickers with an option of compulsory purchase for summer. Both could have been useful to fill the empty that has left Suárez, but the club and Quique Setién have preferred to throw of other footballers.

Right now, to the Barça only have remained him 18 players with index card of the first team. Taking into account, besides, that Luis Suárez will not return until May, are alone 17 for this second stretch of season. Apurando A bit more, in fact, can say that until Ousmane Dembélé and Net do not recover the culés only have 15 pertaining index cards to the staff. Luckily, Ansu Fati already is one more and Riqui Puig aims to be the same. It was as it was, the basic wardrobe is very scarce and this would have to concern and a lot.

The rotations will arrive to dropper

Setién Goes to have to do miracles for no 'kill' to his staff before the end of course. The rotations do not go to be able to be all the deep that would owe and the santanderino goes to have to choose very well the parties in which do changes. In the centre of the field and even in the defence there is more alternative, but in the forward Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu go to have to play it almost everything. Only the turn of Dembélé will do that the three can have something of break.

The true is that it does not have too felt to have left go out to players like Carles Pérez or even Todibo with this panorama. The cessions of Wagué or Aleñá can be comprehensible because there is 'overbooking' in his places, but in the line of attack and in the centre of the defence no sobran effective precisely. So that there are four head offices, Setién will have to go up almost definitively to Ronald Araújo. The forward, on the other hand, will complete it probably Álex Hill, that already had minutes in Valencia.

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