Josep Maria Bartomeu, presidente del FC Barcelona

Let the good signings roll!

OPINION

Lluís Mascaró

@SPORT_Lmascaro

Coincidences can be wicked! On the same day that Neymar made his PSG debut, Barça played Real Madrid in the Camp Nou. The Brazilian played a starring role for his new club and scored against Guingamp. Barça lost 3-1 at home to Real Madrid.

Coincidence or not, the fact is Barça missed Neymar’s magic massively against Madrid. He will be very difficult to replace. Valverde tried it first with Deulofeu and then with Denis Suárez. But the difference was so big that there is now no other solution than to spend big on Dembélé. The Frenchman is the only valid alternative at this time.

And Barça need reinforcements after starting the season with a painful defeat. They needed them before Neymar left and now they are vital. All over the pitch. In defence. In midfield. And in attack. We saw against Madrid that this team is not currently equipped to compete with the best.

Barça currently have a worse squad than last season, when they only won the Copa del Rey. It’s hard to achieve better results with a worse team, even for D10S Messi. Sign Coutinho, Dembélé and anyone else who is needed. Otherwise, this season will be an absolute disaster.

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