The Barcelona is carrying out, little by little, its particular Spanishization of the workforce and has, with a view to the future, continue to do so as far as possible. Xavi Hernández He already has in his eleven with five more than regular footballers in the starting eleven. Pedro Gonzalez, Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Eric García y Alexander Balde they are being five of the most common in the lineups, fixed for the moment for the coach who trusts the men of the house. But he wants more.
Despite the fact that the market aimed to settle without Spanish signings, in the last hours of the market the signings of Hector Bellerin y Mark Alonso to reinforce the sides. They are two incorporations that can go directly to eleven in the medium term, once they add weeks with the team. The full-back position does not have a fixed owner, with Koundé as the most used man, although it is expected that he will occupy the rear soon, so Bellerín I could go to eleven.
The left side of the Barça It is completely Spanish. Xavi It has three options, all Spanish. If in recent years the option of Jordi Alba It seemed unquestionable now it appears as a third possibility for the coach. Bucket he has eaten the captain’s toast based on good minutes and Marcos Alonsowhich recently arrived, seems to be the other reliable option.
Compared to last season, they remain indisputable for Xavi so much stone like Busquets. The core culé without them does not make sense and for the coach they are still practically irreplaceable pillars at the moment because of what they mean for the team, especially because they do not have a replacement of their characteristics or level.
The other two, Gavi y Eric, they were already important last season but in this one they have taken a step forward. The midfielder has settled in eleven ahead of frenkie of Jong, who had a turbulent summer. The centre-back, despite the arrival of Koundé y Christensenis still in the plans and is growing from the trust that is giving Xavi.
In the template it also counts Xavi con Ansu Fati o Ferran Torrestwo footballers who have lost some focus due to the level of the Dembele’s o Raphinha starting theoreticians for the coach, in addition to a versatile Sergio Robert and a forgotten in limbo Gerard Pique. Peña y holdalternatives to a Ter Stegen It doesn’t seem easy for him to lose his place.
More Spanish signings
Altogether the Barça It has 15 Spaniards on staff and only 10 internationals at the moment. The idea of the culé sports management is to continue expanding the number of nationals, following a fairly complex Spanishization process. Among the objectives for next season the club has two Basques in its sights, Íñigo Martínez of Athletic of Bilbaoy Zubimendifrom Real Sociedad.
The central player already showed interest Barça this past market at a time in the market in which the operation of Jules Koundé hung by a thread. The culés resorted to him before the possibility that the Frenchman vanished, although it finally came together and the transfer of the Spanish international was ruled out. The one from Ondarroa is in his last year of contract with the Athletic and in January he will be free to negotiate with another club for next season.
In case of Zubimendi appears on the map Barça as a generational replacement Busquets. the player of the Real society It has grown a lot in the last year, shooting up its value to 30 million euros. It is a fixed for Imanol Sheriff in the pivot and, at 23 years old, he has a contract until 2025 with the txuri-urdin team.