FC Barcelona has been thinking about a substitute for Sergio Busquets for too long. So far, patches have arrived and the experiments within the template have not finished being satisfactory. A chronic ‘problem’ to which, now, a solution must be sought. There is no other. The ‘5’ leaves. One of the guardians of the best period in the history of the club says goodbye.
A unique footballer whom Pep Guardiola discovered and molded into one of the best pivots in the history of football. A man capable of making up for his slowness or lack of agility with brutal reading of the game and tactical intelligence. Once the Badia Pass has been taken, The technical secretariat is obliged to get rid of this pending subject for so many years.
There are profiles on the table. There are favourites, there are others that are more liked, but they are unapproachable. The fact is that the four big market names that are being considered are Sofyan Amrabat, Ruben Neves, Martín Zubimendi and Guido Rodríguez. With diametrically opposed contexts.
The Moroccan was very close to arriving in the winter market. He pushed as hard as he could, stood with the Fiorentina, but Barça could not cover his transfer. It is, surely, the one that is best located. A ‘perro de presa’ in midfield with a good touch (far from ‘Busi’, make no mistake, it’s a different profile), with authority and personality. Barça could reach the 25 ‘kilos’ for him.
Who Xavi likes the most (an open secret) is Martin Zubimendi. Young, with a very good ball output, intelligent. But his clause 60 ‘kilos’ It is an almost insurmountable barrier. The club cannot undertake it under the current conditions. Ruben Neves (more if Deco enters as football director) is who the club bets on. mendes man, physically a marvel and well gifted technically.
And the last name that has come into play is that of Guy Rodriguez. World champion with Argentina and one of the leaders of Betis. Personality, experience, proven talent. He has a contract until 2024 and, for now, its renewal is stopped. A ‘far’ alternative, but the most economically affordable.