Julian Alvarez Enzo

THE CULÉS MISSED A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

Barça could have signed two world champions in the summer

Published:21/12/2022 - 17:20h

Updated:21/12/2022 - 17:20h

With the money available and a fairly affordable price, FC Barcelona did not definitively face the signing of two players who would now be performing both on and off the field

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The FC Barcelona activated several 'crowbars' this 2022 with the intention to do competitive again to the staff, especially after the exit of Leo Messi in the summer of 2021. The player could not renew his agreement by rules of LaLiga and two his mates in Qatar could have been the perfect solution for the team culé, although by some reason there was not too interest in them.

Enzo Fernández, recently arrived to the Benfica, was recognised like the best young player of the Glass of the World and arrived to the football of Portugal by alone 10 million fixed euros. The team luso agreed also with River Plate other 8 'kilos' in variables, doing it an operation of less than 20 millions. In this zone of the field the Barça fichó to Pablo Tower, by some 5 millions, and to Franck Kessié that arrived free from the AC Milan.

What calls more the attention is that the club yes knew of the talent of the Argentinian footballer and even sent to a pair of people of the club to the World-wide to observe it closely. In the club saw him like an interesting option to replace to Sergio Busquets in 2023, but with similar demonstration already his price shot and now would have to compete with the clubs of the Premier, and the own Real Madrid, by his signing.

With 21 years and a so important title in his list of winners, adding besides his good present in the Benfica in the Champions League, those almost 20 millions that cost his traspaso surely will multiply by 4, at least. The fault of confidence to the market sudamericano or the priority to other options and positions has done that the Barça practically sack of the mediocampista, at least for now.

Another big opportunity loss

Beside Enzo was also Julian Álvarez. The forward was the ideal partner of Lionel Messi from the eighth of final and even sent to the bench to Lautaro Martínez. The now player of the Manchester City showed intelligence, capacity of wear and of course, goal. 20 million euros received also River in return of the best player of the Glass Libertadores 2021 and now has a couple of forwards for all the years that want to and can beside Erling Haaland.

In the case of the forward, his future seems anchored to his current club and will not be in the market in the short term. It was by the fault of experience in Europe, or some another reason of sportive planning, Julian never was in the plans of the team culé. More than 200 million euros invested in the last market, and although they arrived big names like Koundé, Lewandowski and Raphinha, the reality is that they left happen to two footballers that four months afterwards are between the best of the world in his position.

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