XAVI BEGINS TO FORGET THE BASQUE
Zubimendi loses steam as FC Barcelona's next midfielder
Published:27/01/2023 - 19:21h
Updated:27/01/2023 - 23:01h
Both its price, and the variety of options that the Barça coaching staff has for that position, means that Martín Zubimendi no longer has the chevrons as the top favorite to be the new pivot culé
The pivote is a place that in the FC Barcelona does not take airily. From the arrival of Pep Guardiola like the mediocentro of the team of Johan Cruyff, the culés have seen to happen to several important players in this position, by more or less time according to each case. The last, and one of the most important of this list, has been Sergio Busquets.
The canterano arrived to the first team does almost 15 years and since marked a period like the pivote title of uninterruptible way. Now, the Barça is in front of an important crossing with the Barcelona captain arriving at the end of his agreement, and without having negotiations advanced so that the Catalan footballer follow a year more in the Camp Nou.
Thinking in the Spanish market, the player preferred to start with his way like the mediocentro of the club is Martín Zubimendi, or at least came it being the last months. The technical body had to the mediocampista of the Real Sociedad like the main option thinking in the past summer, or in the one of this 2023, although right now these chevrons have gone going down.
Competition very complicated
The Real renewed it recently until the 2027 and although it kept him the clause of 60 million euros, that is a high cost, but asumible for a big club. However, the Barça bumps against the economic power of the clubs of the Premier League, so much so the Arsenal of Mikel Arteta already offered this money for ficharlo in this own winter, although the footballer desestimó the operation, by the moment. .
By this, adding to the that the own player prefers to go out of Spain in the moment that decide to change of airs, in the Barça consider much more likely that renew Busquets to that it arrive Zubimendi. In the case that the mediocampista finally ensure that it does not go to renew, also has won weight the option that Frenkie of Jong assume this role, or go by some option of free player like Jorginho or Gündogan.