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Sterling's lack of commitment left him out of Barça

Published:28/01/2022 - 11:55h

Updated:28/01/2022 - 12:02h

Raheem Sterling was one of the goals of the FC Barcelona board for this season. However, the player does not seem to have had the expected attitude, so the signing could not materialize

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The previous weeks to the start of the market of signings were one authenticates 'madness' in the offices of the Camp Nou. They had a lot of names on the table, and the demands of Xavi Hernández forced to the institution to act the fastest possible. However, the name of Raheem Sterling was one of the most attractive, by what the same Mateu Alemany, director of football of the club, wanted a 'expensive to expensive' with the player to know him more than near before doing any offer.

It was by this crossing that the Barça save his words and did not do any formal proposal by the attacker. As it affirms the newspaper 'SPORT', the feelings that left the player were not the expected by Alemany, the one who detected fault of commitment, further of his indisputable talent inside the terrains of game. For the director, to the English would result him complicated adapt to the environment in Catalonia, by what preferred 'go straight past' and abandon any possible negotiation.

Besides, when it presented his analysis to Xavi, the executive even affirmed that Raheem would be a "alien" inside the rows of the first team, by what decided to loan his attention in another player of the Manchester City: Ferran Torres. The Valencian if had the characteristics that looked for the trainer, and after having spoken with the footballer, could darse of his motivation for dressing the Barcelona T-shirt. It is thus that after several conversations, the operation closed quickly, no without before approach postures between both and shelve his initial pretences.

In the research of the 'final piece'

Xavi still wants to seal some movements that finish to reinforce to the staff for this last stretch of the season. Already it has expressed that positions need to be reinforced, and is that the 'novel' of Ousmane Dembélé has not done more than adding him 'firewood to the fire'. By the moment, the egarense wants a '9' that it was the offensive axis and that offer the goal that so much does him fault to the team.

On the other hand, also it wants a revulsivo in defence, and could have it achieved with Adama Traoré, the one who can exert the function of side with characteristics more offensive, something similar to what to Dani Alves in his best years. The aim to final of season is Erling Haaland, but is a complex operation, by what the next months will decide the future of the 'new eleven' that it wants to pose the míster in his stage in the bench culé.

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