What’s For Barca In 2021-22?

The world-famous football, or so called, in USA and Canada, soccer team Football Club Barcelona has managed to sign three new players and is rumored to sign two more players despite being in a mess.

The previous president, Joseph Maria Bartomeu, resigned or was forced out of the club due to his bad decision-making and many other things, leaving behind a $1 billion debt for the club to clear. And then stepped in Joan Laporta, the president under whom Barca had their greatest spell.

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With Joan Laporta came positive vibes, and the club seemed lively again. He arrived in the middle of the 2020-21 season and did some sort of magic as Barca rose through 19 games without a loss.

However, the season ended in an unexpected manner as Barca dropped eight points in their last 6 games. If they had secured these points, they would have won the La Liga title. They did manage to win the Copa Del Rey by beating Athletico Bilbao by four goals to two. Statistics-wise, Barca had a better season than 2019-20, in which they won nothing. Still winning only one title, that being CDL, won’t satisfy a team like Barca.

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So thus, the question stands, what’s for the next season?

Well, here’s what...

The Squad Overhaul

Barca has managed to sign 3 players so far and is looking to sign two more, being a defender and Memphis Depay. But Barca is in debt, right? Well, it’s just the Barca way. Joan Laporta, the president, signed two free agents, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, and Emerson Royal from Betis. So, let's access the transfers one by one.

The biggest name here is Messi’s national teammate, Aguero. He decided to leave Man City during the final half of the season, and since then, rumors had been circulating that Aguero would sign for Barcelona. Well, not a rumor anymore; Sergio Aguero is officially a Barca player. He will take 5 million euros per year at Barca, which is a great deal as he took 19 million euros during his stay at Man City.

Then comes Eric Garcia. Eric Garcia is quite similar to Pique. Pique went to Man United from Barca and then came back to Barca. Eric did the same, but he went to the better Manchester club, his words not mine. For the past two seasons, Barca has struggled defensively, so signing a defender for free was another smart signing.

Then comes Emerson Royal, for a fee of 9 million euros. He is a strong physical player who can give a lot to Barca. Barca has been looking for Dani Alves’s replacement since his departure. Will Emerson be the next Dani Alves? Let’s see.

Ronald Koeman In or Out?

Yes, now it’s confirmed that Ronald Koeman will stay, but the decision came after a long controversy about his future. So while people are going all ‘#Koemanout’ on social media, the smart fans are backing him.

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Koeman got nothing from Bartomeu that he wanted and was left with a young team to work with. He wanted Gini and Depay and got stuck with Braithwaite and Pjanic. He did what he could with the team, like developing Pedri, and of course, winning the CDL. What I don’t like about him is his grudge against Riqui Puig. He was the best-performing midfielder in the previous season. Let’s see if Koeman holds a higher opinion about Puig in this upcoming season.

The G.O.A.T.S’s Future

And finally, the most talked about topic of this season, ‘will Messi stay?’ I say he will. Laporta is doing everything to make Leo stay. He signed three players and might sign two more. Messi must see and acknowledge all the positive vibes around him.

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This season looks good, and Barca might just manage a domestic treble. Well, I hope they win the UCL too.


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