Serie A Giants Linked With Another Barcelona Star: Should The Blaugrana Let Him Go?

The winners of the La Liga, the Spanish domestic league, for the last two seasons, Barcelona have been sedate this summer. They have not been linked with too many players in the transfer window and have completed the big name signings of Dennis Suarez and Andre Gomes. However, Luis Enrique will be searching for more super stars who can challenge the current squad for their places in the starting XI before the transfer window comes to an end.

But a new story has surfaced that will put Barcelona in an unfamiliar spot. Playing for a club like Barcelona is a dream for many footballer so it is not often that the Catalan giants are seen fighting to sign or keep hold of a player. But recent reports have revealed that Italian champions Juventus are looking to snatch one of the most important players away from the Camp Nou.

The Serie A side are set to lose Paul Pogba, their midfield sensation to Manchester United in a word record transfer this summer and are already looking at alternatives for the French star. And it is now understood that Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano might be the primary target for the Turin side. Though it will not be easy to price the Argentine away from one of the best clubs in Europe, there is every chance that a switch might happen and here is why Barcelona cannot afford it.

The style that is so popular at Camp Nou needs all 11 players, including the goal keeper to be comfortable with the ball. They need players who can hold the ball and find path breaking passes even from the back and their centre halves have to be good enough to find a player even under pressure. Mascherano provides all this and even more as he also adds certain mettle to the back line at Barcelona that allows them to defend even the best teams in Europe. The little Argentine, though is not huge, is a strong player who is not afraid to put his body on the line. He is a player who makes crunching tackles regularly in a game and he gets them right most of the time. At his age, he is not too quick but he has a great eye for the game that helps him read the situation in front of him.

He also has a great understanding with his team-mates at the club and is a player who has been integral to the troubles at Barcelona since him move from Liverpool more than a few years ago. He is also versatile and can play as a defensive midfielder, a position where he rose into fame with his time in England. He has vast experience in Europe as well and is easily one of the best defenders in the modern game. The Spanish giants will find it hard to replace him when he ends his career and they will not need that problem to arise this summer. They should do all they can to keep hold of Mascherano and if they cannot, this summer might be a long one is search of a suitable defender for Luis Enrique.

Do you think Barcelona should let the Argentine go this summer?

Loading...
The following two tabs change content below.

Aakarsh Bommakanti

Was diving around lush green grass not so long ago but my keyboard is all I have now. An avid observer of detail in sports with a passion to make myself heard. Can find me playing on a field if not in front of my screen.

Share This Article

3 Defenders Arsenal Should Look To Buy After An Injury To This Club Stalwart

Next Story »

Moyes Wants This Manchester United Star As His First Signing: A Good Move For Sunderland?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Scout Report Of How Joe Gelhardt Would Be A Better Fit In Liverpool Attack If Brought As Duncan’s Successor

    2 weeks ago

    Bobby Duncan must have overcome his mental stress now upon completion of the desired transfer to Fiorentina. Liverpool sanctioned the transfer on the European deadline day even ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Confirm Duncan Departure: 3 Replacements For Klopp To Consider Including Serie A Ace

    2 weeks ago

    Liverpool have confirmed the departure of Bobby Duncan on their official website after the English striker agreed to make a switch to Fiorentina this summer. The Whiston-born ...

    Read More
  • This Player Undergoes Medical At Celtic: Strengths And Weaknesses Of This Exciting Talent

    2 weeks ago

    According to the report from BBC, Celtic are set to seal the deal for Kilmarnock’s left-back Greg Taylor in the next 24 hours. The Scottish heavyweights had ...

    Read More
  • Borussia Dortmund Comes In For Bobby Duncan: Has The Liverpool Ace Done Irrevocable Damage To His Reputation?

    2 weeks ago

    All the tantrum and mayhem seem to have cooled down since the past couple of days, but the damage is already done by Saif Rubie who lambasted ...

    Read More
  • Has Harry Maguire Solved Manchester United’s Defensive Problems?

    1 month ago

    In a summer that saw £1.41bn spent on transfers in the Premier League, one move stood out from the rest for several reasons. Harry Maguire is a ...

    Read More