THE BET THAT WAS NOT MADE
Barça may have made a historical mistake
Published:16/11/2019 - 14:04h
Updated:16/11/2019 - 15:49h
Low cost signings are becoming fashionable among large clubs. FC Barcelona could close Martinelli's, pearl of Arsenal, but ended up discarding
In the chip market in the world of football, speculation has caused an impressive inflation of prices paid for player transfers. This increase in the value of the players has increased dramatically in recent months, paying real barbarities for the cracks. That is why the new strategies of the big clubs in Europe is to try to detect the stars prematurely to take them at a low cost.
In FC Barcelona, for example, bets of this type have been made with players such as Jean-Clair Todibo, Ronald Araújo, Pedri, Ludovit Reis ... but there was one that escaped. This is Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal striker who has become one of the revelations of this season.
With just 18 years old, he has established himself in the team led by Unai Emery and even his brilliant performance against Liverpool in the EFL Cup led to Jurgen Klopp, a 'red' coach, to say that he considers “one of the greatest talents of this century. "Well, this young Premier League star, before signing for Arsenal in exchange for 6 million euros derived from the Brazilian Ituano, was tested both at Manchester United and at FC Barcelona.
According to information published by the Sports World, the Brazilian striker came to train with Juvenil A and B of the Barça club. These tests were very recently: specifically, in January. On the part of several sectors of FC Barcelona, the fact of not having bet on a footballer that today has become one of the sensations of both the Europa League and the English championship has generated male.
Barça trust in other promises
In those who did trust Today, some of the great bets of FC Barcelona are Ronald Araújo or Jean-Clair Todibo who, in addition, due to lack of effects, are those who have many possibilities to play in the first team.
Pedri remains on loan to Las Palmas, while Ludovit Reis is still a future bet that forms next to the youth players. Too bad Martinelli will not be with them.