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What's happening up front for FC Barcelona?

Published:24/01/2023 - 14:53h

Updated:24/01/2023 - 16:37h

In the last four or five seasons the list of strikers who have come and gone from Barça seems almost endless. The reasons and cases have been many

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The last years of the FC Barcelona have been marked by a clear sportive unsteadiness, but also institutional. The culés saw wrapped in several internal conflicts, that derived, of course, in bad results inside the field. There was not project any that could sustain in the time and the club finished moving away of the European elite.

One of the main reasons for this last has been the inability, by several reasons, to keep a line of solid attack and consolidated to the hour to compete with the best clubs of the continent. Likewise, inside Spain the Barça also resintió the fault of goal in a lot of opportunities, and finished resisting thanks to the high level of Leo Messi.

However, the exit of the Argentinian did not do more than evidenciar that this line of the team, perhaps beside the defence, has been the most affected by the crisis that has had the entity recently. To continuation will review the last exits and drops that has had the Barcelona club in the attack, leaving clear that each situation has been distinct, although having some common factors.

Leo Messi

The Argentinian finished leaving the one who went his house by more than 20 years afterwards that the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga prevented inscirbir the new agreement of the footballer. The '10' had all agreed with Joan Laporta, the one who had assumed the presidency this summer, but had to go free and sign with the PSG. 'Sinned' of the past, as well as a patronal inflexible, left to the Barça without the best player of his history.


Antoine could be the best example that fichar to a good footballer, and already, is not always a good solution. The French arrived to the Barça with the mission to go back to form a trident of fear -beside Messi and Suárez-, but simply never found his place. The Barça paid more than 100 millions by a forward that did not play in the left band, place of the that had to commission .


With the Brazilian happened something similar to the situation of Griezmann. The most worrisome is that the ex Liverpool arrived a lot before yet still repeated that formula with the Frenchman. Coutinho, further of the injuries, was a footballer that did not go in in the 4-3-3 characteristic of the Barça, yet still tried his millionaire contracting. The money that left Neymar, perhaps the starting point of the problem, used in the sudamericano and in Dembélé, but without taking into account what really needed the staff.

Luis Suárez

The Uruguayan forward is not a 'culprit' as such. The reality is that the '9' fulfilled of big way his stage in the Barça, but his final of cycle did not handle properly. The charrúa left to a direct rival, almost free besides, and there was not a real alternative in front of his course. It tried that Griezmann was the big goleador, beside Messi, and everything finished in a deafening failure.

Aubameyang And Memphis

The forwards, together in this part, have the similarity that they arrived free and finished leaving money in the arks culés. In his arrival, so much the gabonés like the Dutch, were a great help for the club, although they finished remaining without place. Two cases of footballers that surrendered to good level, but that of a moment to another left to be priority.

From that 2017-2018 where Neymar finished being selling to the PSG by 222 million euros, in the Camp Nou arrived footballers of attack like Paco Álcacer; Trincao; Malcom; Deulofeu; Braithwaite and more recently Agüero, Adama, Luuk of Jong or Ferran and Raphinha. All the footballers, in his majority by fault of level, were 1 year or less like culés.

The cases of the Kun, withdrawn by a problem in his heart, or the simple cessions of Adama or Of Jong perhaps have much less weight in the final balance, but the reality is that many of these names had something in common: spend without planning. The conclusion is that the Barça has had a lot of available money during several years and simply has opted for spending it, and no for investing it.

Few times arrived projects of players, or bets with low risk. Neither it reviewed to depth if the profiles of these attackers hinder in the philosophy of the trident of attack that in the Camp Nou is so important. Perhaps the absence of a solid project from the bench did that in the dispatches took populist decisions, without sufficient sportive support as so that these signings could survive in the time and remain by more courses in the club.

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