Full-backs ‘on trial’ – AS.com

While the rest of the positions are shielded with long contracts that ensure the project at Barça (signings of Koundé, Christensen, raphinha, Kessie, Lewandowski; long-term renovations Araujo, pedri, Gavi, ansu…), it is curious to observe how the full-backs are going to be in a rigorous testing period this season. Single Alexander Baldeparadoxically the player who had one foot out of the team this summer, is now a long-term plan at the Barça club. Mark Alonso, Hector Bellerin Y Sergio Robertthe other three specific sides of Barça, their contract ends in 2023 and they will be subject to their performance this course.

None of the three is today a starter in the barca. It could even be said that the two specific right backs do not enjoy the total confidence of Xaviwhich has preferred to place Koundé in the parties of more responsibility; and who thinks in French or in Araujo to play the Bernabéu match in that position with the aim of stopping Vinicius. The current scenario draws Sergio Robert Y bellerin as rotation players, who will have minutes during the season but will not play the key games. It is guessed that Barça, who can do without if they so decide Sergio Robert Y bellerin On June 30 of next year, he will invest part of the budget in transfers in a right-back of guarantees that he tries to make forget once and for all daniel alves.

The box on the left side is different. Assuming that Jordi Alba will no longer continue next season at the wish of the coach, the performance of Alexander Balde It will depend on the plan in the post. If the youth squad maintains the level that he has offered at this start of the season, Barça will have the problem solved. Mark Alonso It would be a good complement if it meets this season. If not, Barça will launch in search of a left back. It is an open secret since he landed at Barça that the dream of Mateu Germany is to sign Jose Luis Gaya. But decisions in that position are more up in the air because you have to wait to issue a diagnosis on Bucket. It is clear that the one on the side is the position that will be most tested this course in the barca.

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