Douglas Pereira beside Alves, Neymar, Rafinha and Adriano with the Champions League

The secrets of his signing

Zubizarreta Affirms that no fichó to Douglas "to win the Champions"

Published:9/04/2016 - 08:44h

Updated:9/04/2016 - 08:50h

The one of Douglas Pereira has been the more controversial and irreverent signing of the FC Barcelona in the last years. And the man that brought it Andoni Zubizarreta defends it alleging that it did not arrive to the City Condal "to win the Champions"

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If somebody analyses the current staff of the FC Barcelona and sees something rare and anodino in her, this will be the presence of the Brazilian side Douglas Pereira. The defender that in two seasons only has contested eight parties with the first team blaugrana (four of League BBVA and four of Glass of Rey) does not have the indications to follow the next campaign in the best team of the world. His valedero and man that brought it, Andoni Zubizarreta, explained for the newspaper "PLOUGHS" the reason of his signing.

"Never it fichamos with the intention that it was headline. If you review all what has happened with Douglas, surprises the noise that has created to his around. We thought that had the level Barça and by the investment that represented, inside the figures that stir in the football, was worthwhile", affirmed the ex sportive secretary of the Barcelona group.

To his time, "Zubi" endorsed his signing leaving clear that was not "a product finish" as neither they were it Give Suárez or Alen Halilovic, young footballers that also arrived of his hand. "It can not be that we criticise that Luis Suárez is a product finish and criticise also bring a product that is beginning. Fichamos To Douglas the same that fichamos to Denis Suárez, that seems that it can have options, or Halilovic. No fichamos to Douglas with the intention that with Douglas would win the Champions. It was a player to build staff, to grow. Until where? Already we would see it. In any another club produces a debate like this", confirmed.

On the signing of Thomas Vermaelen and the famous "immediate performance", the ex footballer also left clear that "cut the sentence. I said that it was of immediate performance when it recovered and when it played, did not need time of adaptation".

Finally, Zubizarreta also defended his work in the basic football of the Barça: "it Is a debate falseado, because parede that Xavi, Puyol and Valdes went up at the same time. With Xavi even put in doubt if it had to be traspasado in 2008, with 28 years. From our step have to Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha and the club decided to sell to Adama and Deulofeu and yield to Denis Suárez and Halilovic".

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