THERE WOULD BE SOME NEW DESPITE EVERYTHING
This will be the midfield of Barça 23/24 if no signing arrives
Published:9/03/2023 - 13:17h
Updated:9/03/2023 - 13:17h
The FC Barcelona has like priority for the next summer to reinforce the forward, the right side and the center of the defense, by that order. For the midfield, even if at least one other player is needed, no one could arrive due to a Fair Play issue. This is how the Barcelona midfield would look in that case
The FC Barcelona stepped of giant in the past market of signings of summer with the reinforcements that arrived to the club. Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen and even Marcos Alonso and Franck Kessié have done that the picture blaugrana pass to another level. After several mediocre seasons in League, this course the culés at last are giving the face and to March of 2023 are the favourite maxima to heave the championship suspender belt.
But in spite of the signings and to the step at the front that have given others that already were, like Pedri, Ronald Araújo, Alejandro Balde, Frenkie of Jong, Ousmane Dembélé or Gavi, the Barça still has some holes in several key places of his staff. The right side is the more sangrante, since only they are Sergi Roberto that for Xavi Hernández is more midfield player, and a Koundé that has had to adapt to the right-handed lane by the team. In the forward also is missing a piece, since Lewy is the only '9' pure, and in the midfield, the left extreme and the centre of the saga also could improve in some way.
However, the Barcelona does not go to be able to solve all these needs this summer by fault of the 'Fair Play' of LaLiga. Javier Thebes has left clear that the Barcelona will exceed his mass salarial and that will not be able to do movements unless they recess it and do sales. Thus, the entity goes to have to do again 'malabares' to be able to have margin for fichar in the three positions that the club has marked like more prioritarias.
The Catalans want a '9', a right-handed side and if it can a defender, as it recognised publicly his president recently. In this case, the midfield would not receive neither a pivote to substitute to Sergio Busquets that it still has not decided if it will renew or will go , neither a 'jugón' to complement to Pedri, that is too alone. Nevertheless, in spite of this, the centre of the field does not have why remain the same to the of this course. Like this it could remain the line piece by piece of face to the campaign 23/24:
For the mediocentro has spoken a lot of the signing of Zubimendi, but if it did not go possible, the first that it would have to do the FC Barcelona is to ensure at least a year more to Busquets. The one of Badia can go free, but Xavi wants that it remain and in the club also are had to this if it accepts to recess considerably the wage. In case to arrive to an agreement, 'Busi' could have a lower role so that his mates win 'weight'. To his age no longer can play always and neither against all the teams by his rhythm, but still is a 'master' in determinate contexts and thus it could be a great help.
Frenkie Of Jong
Of Jong would be in principle the pivote title of the Barça, since this campaign has showed that here, in the base of the played, is where more comfortable feels and where more surrenders. The Dutch has won the right to be the natural relief of Sergio and the trainer of Terrassa trusts he for this. It will win even more 'chevrons' and could be important so that the team keep growing.
The canterano was doing a good season in Valencia until lesionó does some months and could go back to remain after this year of cession. Already it is recovered and in the City Condal loan him attention because they know of his potential. It can play so much of mediocentro as of interior, but is not clear in which role will use him Xavi. It was as it was, it is a player with presence, good touch of balloon, good understanding of the game, arrival and physicist, that could do even more deep the rotation.
It is the best and the most important footballer of the team barcelonista. All the game goes through he and when it is not his drop notices more than the one of anybody. It generates crowd of advantages with his form to accelerate the game by means of passes, controls oriented or drivings, and thus in the entity wanted to fichar another player of his profile not to depend so much of him. Bernardo Silva always has been the favourite, although also it takes into account to Gündogan, that remains free. Unfortunately, it seems that it could not arriving anybody to help to this 'magician'.
By conditions, the ex of the Racing of Santander could be the best internal solution that it could find the Barça to relieve to Pedri. Although it does not have the magic of the Tenerifean, has showed in it poquísimo that it has played that has vision to find to the free man, that does not hide and that has a control oriented that it can generate a lot of in attack. It is missing to see if Xavi also believes the same and if it trusts he more than what has done it this course. The Cantabrian could be a big disclosure if has minutes and could help to amend the problems of the team in this zone.
It expects that the sevillano of a step at the front regarding the positional and offensive game of the Barcelona. Already it is a competitor of elite and without ball is decisive so much in pressure as in defence, but has to give more with the balloon in his feet to happen to the following level. It is 18 years old and it can be unfair demand him more than what already gives, that is a lot of, but has the qualities and the personality to be able to do it. If it achieves it, the picture culé will have won a lot of regarding this year.
Of the names of this future centre of the field, the one of Franck Kessié is the only that seems in doubt. Several clubs have asked already by the coast-marfileño, although the answer of Xavi to his exit always has been "no". Besides, it seems that the player also wants to remain because it wants to triumph of blaugrana. If it remains it could be the course of his consecration, since this campaign has left brushstrokes of the footballer that is, but has been missing him continuity. It is a free verse in some occasions, but every time understands better the game of the Barça and contributes things that anybody more can. Also it can play of mediocentro in case of need and, in addition to that technically it is more than remarkable, gives this 'plus' physical that always is important.