Barcelona is one of those teams whose squad
is updated almost every year.
Players are sold, brought, sent on loan and
some are even promoted from Barcelona B.
Let’s have a look at the changes that La Liga
Champions could make to be even more balanced
for the next season and further aim for the
There’s absolutely no need for any changes
in this position.
Ter Stegen has been brilliant all season and
is now one of the best keepers in the world.
Whereas, Cillessen On the other hand, in Barca’s
Copa del Rey triumph, Cillessen played an
integral role where he kept 7 clean sheets
in 9 games.
Pique and Umtiti should be the obvious choices
for the center-back spots.
While Vermaelen should be the first backup
Yerry Mina was one of Barca’s winter signings.
The tall and young Colombian defender is a
great prospect but lacks European experience.
There’s no need for any changes on the left
Jordi Alba has been fantastic this season.
The Spaniard fullback has 8 assists to his
name in La Liga.
Lucas Digne has also put in decent performances
On the right back spot, Nelson Semedo and
Sergi Roberto should be the obvious choices.
The central midfield spots will be rightfully
occupied by Busquets and Rakitic.
Iniesta’s departure means Coutinho is going
to the wide player on the left side on the
pitch whereas, on the right midfield spot
we have Dembele.
Both Coutinho and Dembele are highly skilled
but performances have shown that Dembele needs
some more time to fit in perfectly.
Paulinho can help out in central midfield
as he has done throughout the campaign.
Rafinha, who is on loan at Inter Milan should
be brought back.
He has been great in Italy so far.
Messi and Suarez have been working a lot this
Their telepathic connection will be trusted
again for the next season.
Jose Arnaiz was a bright spark at the Copa
The young Barca B striker has been amazing.
He should be promoted surely.
Being at Barcelona B, Arnaiz will fit in almost
perfectly with Valverde’s ideas in the senior