Ramon Plans, technical secretary of the FC Barcelona

ALTERNATIVES FOR THE DEFENCE

BOMBA: Barça can bring a former Real Madrid player for free to relieve Piqué!

Published:23/11/2020 - 09:33h

Updated:23/11/2020 - 12:45h

The injury of Gerard Hammered is graver of what expected in a principle and the FC Barcelona could see forced to resort to the market of signings of winter

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The past summer, the FC Barcelona closed the market of signings without being able to concretise the arrivals of Memphis Depay (Olympique of Lyon) for the forward neither Eric García (Manchester City) for the defence. In spite of that both were a priority for Ronald Koeman, the need to do arrive to the Catalan above the Dutch came motivated by the few effective that the first staff had in the position of head office.

The club saw how closed the window of signings veraniega without fulfilling his aims, by what these postponed to January. The problem is that, for now, only the arrival of Memphis Depay seems feasible, since the Manchester City seems to have closed in band to the hour to open the possibility to negotiate by Eric García in the market of signings of winter.

The plan of the FC Barcelona was to insist by the ex Barcelona in winter and leave his signing for summer -already like free agent- in case to obtain a new refusal of the 'cityzens'. The problem is that the grave injury of knee of Gerard Hammered has elevated the urgencies: the central Catalan can lose what subtracts of season, adding to the indefinite drop of Samuel Umtiti and to the one of Ronald Araújo for the next weeks.

With Clément Lenglet like only central of the first healthy and available team, the FC Barcelona knows that fichar is not a whim, but a primary need. And, in front of the complex that it is the operation of Eric García, the Barcelona club could try another signing desperately. The problem is that, by the delicate economic situation of the club, the footballer that arrive will have to be of a very low cost.

The market offers a very appetizing option to cost zero and is the one of Ezequiel Garay, that finished agreement with Valencia and that to day of today is without team. To his 34 years, accumulates experience in big teams like the Real Madrid or the own conjoint 'che', being an important footballer in both and also in the selection of Argentina. Given the financial difficulties to the hour of fichar to a central contrasted, the ex madridista wins weight like alternative.

Ezequiel Garay, a 'covered' of quality

Eric García​ is the aim and the central of the future, but Ezequiel Garay can be a very good option until summer. It treats of a defence with good technician for the exit of balloon from backwards, good aerial game, experience in LaLiga and possibly would accept a secondary role and a short agreement. The problem is that it deleted the rule to be able to fichar out of term in case of injuries of long length, by what the Argentinian only could arrive in winter.

Eric García keeps on being the priority

 

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