Barcelona are also becoming more and more of a laughing stock … They miss the players but saw off a well-deserved player like Suarez, who also delivered really strong.
To have to keep the whole scenario around Messi and him even though the club is in big financial difficulties and said Messi is getting a monster salary that you cannot currently afford.
400 million for Dembele, Griezmann and Coutinho thrown out and you had to swap Arthur for Pjanic due to balance sheet tricks but you don’t want to learn from it but keep getting new “stars”.
At the same time, however, the players are adored to forego their salaries
It would be really good for Barca to take another 5 steps back and regain a base that made them so successful in the past.
Of course you don’t always have a generation of Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta and co, but players like Fati also show that you still have top talent in your own ranks, it makes more sense than putting another 400 million in the sand. .
You don’t seem to be following Barcelona properly because you have already taken the 3 steps back, i.e. integrating young players. Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig, Araujo, Dest, de Jong, Pedri, Trincao, Mingueza … all young players – some of them from their own offspring – who show that the upheaval began a long time ago. But by now the last one who has seen more than 3 Barca games this season should have understood that.
By the way, the fact that there are 13 (!!!) players in the current squad who have never won a title with Barcelona, the majority of whom are regulars, shows how far the renovation has gone. As a reminder: the last championship title was only about 18 months ago.
However, the example of Suarez shows that you can’t do without experience entirely, it was of course a sporting mistake to let him go. But that’s exactly why I think all rumors about Kun Agüero for what they are: a rumor. In Barca bashing, which is now common in Germany, people tend to ignore such things.
Under Koeman, personnel policy has structure and a future again, and even if you can be divided on the details of one name or another, the new direction is right! In the summer, Garcia’s signing would fit perfectly!
And about your first sentence: a laughing stock is someone who simply doesn’t want to take note of this reorientation and instead comes up with ancient stories that have nothing to do with FC Barcelona 2021. Even if all that glitters is not gold, that’s clear. But that’s again because you have to give players like Araujo, Pedri or Mingueza time. But they get this (even if I would like to see one or two more missions for Riqui Puig).