When Barcelona announced on the 22nd of last month that Ernesto Valverde will be replacing Luis Enrique, many see him has the right man for the job has he understands the expectation the job comes with. Having had a spell with neighbouring club Espanyol as coach and played for two years for Barcelona and several others in La Liga, he will have what it takes to propel Barça in the right direction for the future.
Lots of players’ future has to be sorted out and in what way he plans to deploy the MSN is also something that must be top agenda. Leo Messi still has what it takes to lead the team as Neymar is taking a good place and influence in the team. However lots of business has to be done in this transfer market to be as competitive as rival team Real Madrid. At least three positions has to be strengthened before the start of next season. It kinda feels like fantasy football and if you’re into games then try exciting games at Royal Vegas online casino. Barcelona may have to gamble in the transfer window if they are to get back to the heights that they are used to.
Dani Alves left the club a year ago and his position has not been adequately filled. Sergio Roberto has played majorly in that position but a permanent replacement most be found for him. Arsenal Hector Bellerin has been touted has possible replacement for this role. This will be a good acquisition for the club has he’s a product of their youth rank, La Masia.
Since the departure of Xavi and the decline of Iniesta, Barcelona has only been able to integrate Ivan Rakitic successfully into the mix. Arda Turan has not been a success at the club likewise other new signings. The influence of Sergio Busquets has declined in recent games and a deputy if not a replacement is needed for his role. Marco Veratti and Tottenham’s Eriksen are both heavily linked with the club. Either or both might fancy a move to the Nou Camp this summer. Eriksen recently said “Barcelona are a fantastic club and there are not a lot of players that will say no to them.”
The style of football he will play and how his team will be able to appease the fans and the board is also key to his stay. Giving a coach a two years deal and an option of a year extension is not showing enough faith in hin but he has the opportunity to show what he got. Barcelona president said that “Valverde has the knowledge and experience we are looking for and a lover of youth football”. This will be a key role in how he integrates the youth team players into the squad. The last of the youth team to blossom in the Barcelona squad is Sergi Roberto and the figure has really been on the decline since the Pedro, Busquets and co era.
How he perform in his first game against Real Madrid in the Spanish super cup in August might have little to say about how long he last in the job. But a win against Real might just be a way to start for him.