Can Barca lastly remedy their right-back downside in January?


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Bye, bye Bellerin

At this time limit World Cup points dominate the soccer panorama, however behind the scenes membership issues will nonetheless want attending to.

Damage considerations could be parked for now too, although that topic could effectively want revisiting later down the road.

Put it this fashion, any long-term issues actually received’t be the perfect information popping out of Qatar and Barcelona ought to maybe be bracing themselves for a similar given simply what number of gamers they’ve representing their varied international locations at soccer’s best showpiece.

In any occasion, nearer to house Xavi and Joan Laporta want to unravel an issue like Hector Bellerin.

The previous Arsenal star would possibly’ve been anticipated to be the reply – lastly – to the Catalans’ considerations at right-back.

Ever since Dani Alves left the membership first time round, Barca have struggled to interchange the marauding Brazilian.

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It was by no means going to be a straightforward job after all – assume Actual Madrid discovering a substitute for Roberto Carlos – nevertheless it’s uncertain that many would’ve thought the membership would nonetheless not be ready to discipline a again 4 that they have been fully snug with.

Transferring Alejandro Balde to the proper at varied factors this season hints on the depth of the issue Barca have.

Sergino Dest had gone fully off the boil lengthy earlier than he moved to Milan, and for anybody suggesting that permitting him to depart was a mistake on Xavi’s half, why can’t he get a sport for the Rossoneri?

Frankly, he’s toast as soon as his mortgage interval ends.

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Within the meantime, Bellerin’s La Masia roots and understanding of the Barca approach have been absolutely simply what the defence was on the lookout for?

Let’s simply say the experiment hasn’t labored out and politely go away it there, although a lot extra could possibly be stated.

Ought to Barca subsequently enter the switch market once more this January, who do they go for? Arnau Martinez retains on being talked about however his €20 million price ticket will doubtless be a difficulty except some gamers could be offloaded this January.

Maybe, World Cup accidents allowing, they don’t must signal anybody, as a again 4 of Balde, Christensen/Garcia, Araujo and Kounde can be simply the ticket.

The latter two are sturdy on the proper and may interchange within the right-sided central defensive berth. Being on the membership already, and well-versed in Xavi’s approach of working, absolutely should rely for one thing.

Whichever avenue the membership ultimately resolve to go down, they must get it proper. No extra excuses.

Even when that additionally means contemplating three centre-backs instead if all or any most well-liked choices are unavailable.

Supply –

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