'PARADE' OF PIVOTS THAT DIDN'T WORK
The 'new Busquets' that did not end up working at Barça
Published:12/04/2023 - 19:40h
Updated:12/04/2023 - 19:40h
Barca will need a new midfielder as soon as next season, or at the latest surely in 2024. The culés are now going against the clock after several projects in that position did not work
The FC Barcelona had recently more than a decade one of the best midfields of all the history of the football. Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets joined during more than five seasons to form a triangle of authentic good football and win all the titles that a club can win. The last of this trio still follows standing out in the first Barcelona team, although surely also was due to that the club could not find a replacement during his already 15 years in the Barça.
The team culé tried in the market with names like Frenkie of Jong or Arthur, but in distinct measures, some of these examples did not finish being the mediocentro 'traditional' that needed the club and the current Catalan captain followed playing it almost everything. The another plan was that from The Masia went out 'the new Busquets', although there a lot of names finished remaining short, or at least like this has sucedido up to now.
They arrived and they arrived pivote but any convinced
The reality is that this position of mediocentro defines almost the style of the football of the Barça and in all Spain only Rodri has stood out with a so similar profile to the of the '5' culé. The canteranos culés have given irregular results and any was competition for Busquets, having to look for the life out of the club like the case of Oriol Busquets or Sergi Samper.
The first of these two footballers shared so many similarities with the Barcelona captain that even carried the same surname of this mediocentro that sometime could replace. Finally this almost identical history in the training of both did not arrive to move on the field and finished going out free although the own Sergio Busquets had recognised that it was the player that more remembered him to if same.
The margin finishes to find to the alternative
In the case of Samper, Oriol Romeu or more recently, Nico González, the footballers have had to finish going out in search of minutes to the not being able to compete by the titularity with Busi. Nico, still with agreement in the Barça, (or Romeu the one who could return to the Camp Nou recently), seems that finally it could be the one who 'inherit' this place in front of a natural question in the age of the mediocentro, or already will be task for the market.