The new Barça: the five acquisitions in a row

Next week FC Barcelona are already the Champions League-meadow in against Juventus. The Catalans are causing these days, after a rather chaotic zomermercato. What new faces there are actually around? Sport/Voetbalmagazine put the five in a row.

Ousmane Dembélé poses with his new club. © AFP

Ousmane Dembélé

Frenchman/Mauritaniër, 20 years, 105 million euros, Borussia Dortmund

Insured at his presentation at Camp Nou that he is ” not the successor of Neymar, but according to coach Ernesto Valverde, the team depth. Robert Fernández, the sporting director of Barcelona, followed him for a year and a half and wanted him absolutely. The French international showed last season, incidentally, most of what about spot’s record in the Champions League (31) after the … Neymar (50). Counting on his friend Samuel Umtiti for his integration easier.


Brazilian, 29 years, 40 million, Guangzhou Evergrande

When it became clear that Marco Verratti would not come, founded FC Barcelona his sights on Paulinho. A strange choice. And with the exuberant transfer fee, he is one of the most expensive players ever at Barça. The Brazilian midfielder played soccer from 2013 to 2015 for Tottenham, but was there by the supporters voted the worst player of the club history. In addition, tweette he in 2013 (a tweet which has since been removed) about his love for … Real Madrid.

Nélson Semedo

Portuguese, 23 years, 30.5 million euros, Benfica

He is described as ‘a rechterwinger in the body of a play’. In short, the perfect replacement for Dani Alves, who in 2016, the door of Camp Nou behind dichttrok. Semedo draws as often as he could to for and dribbles easily. Was last season at Benfica good for 2 goals and especially 12 assists. Kicked it in the meantime also to the Portuguese international.

Gerard Deulofeu

Spaniard, 23 years, 12 million euros, Everton

An old acquaintance. Deulofeu was trained in La Masía. After wandering for Everton, Sevilla and Milan, he returned to the familiar nest. The Catalan is said that he of baking has talent, but that he in terms of work ethic ever slabakt. Shot this season in any case well out of the starting blocks.

Marlon Santos

Brazilian, 21 years, 5 million euro, Fluminense

Since he is in the hierarchy of central defenders after Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano and even Thomas Vermaelen, it was decided that Marlon to borrow Nice. There can be concluded that the young Brazilian is still not Barçaniveau. Then the question arises: why is he taken?

Arguing in the Sagrada Familia

Read the report about the zomerperikelen of FC Barcelona in our +zone, or in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday 6 september.

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