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SURVEY: Which player would have to be 'seated' if Messi returned?
Published:29/09/2022 - 09:56h
Updated:29/09/2022 - 09:56h
The possible return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona raises some doubts about which player will be affected by his incorporation. Xavi Hernández will have to make an important decision in case the Argentine wishes to return home
Several media have desvelado that exists the possibility that Lionel Messi do not renew his agreement with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of season and take the decision to return like free agent to the FC Barcelona. However, this 'new' incorporation will leave to one of the current referents of the club without a fixed place inside the eleven of Xavi Hernández.
The technician could situate him by the band, leaving went to Raphinha or to Ousmane Dembélé, although in principle it would be the Brazilian the one who would see more affected by the turn of the Argentinian. The left-handed profile of 'The Flea' bumps directly with the characteristics of the ex Leeds United, in addition to that his production in what it goes of season is inferior to the one of the French.
Xavi also could choose do a change in his tactical system changing the 4-3-3 by a 4-2-3-1, with Frenkie of Jong and Pedri more retarded and with Messi like half tip. By the sides would be 'Dembouz' and Raphinha whereas Robert Lewandowski would be the maximum referent in the area, leaving to Gavi in a second flat. In this type of diagram also could go in at stake the production of Franck Kessié like muscle in the medullary, by what Pedri also could see diminished his minutes.