Lionel Messi will benefit when Barca decides to implement the personnel revolution next season with 4 blockbuster contracts in La Liga.
Barca has just lost to Real Madrid in La Liga
Barca is weaker than themselves in previous seasons before being eliminated in the Spanish Super Cup, the King’s Cup and lost 5 matches in La Liga this season.
If not Real Madrid also weakened, the Catalan team is not necessarily leading La Liga with a modest score of 58 points (out of a maximum of 81 points). In the Champions League arena, Barca only holds a slight advantage after a 1-1 draw at Napoli.
According to many experts, the main reason for this situation is that Lionel Messi is too lonely in the Barca attack. Rookie Antoine Griezmann has not met expectations, while both Suarez and Dembele are injured. That is not to mention that Barca crafts often make mistakes, leading to difficult goals (41 goals in 37 matches).
This situation led Barca’s management to consider strengthening the team in the following season at the request of Lionel Messi himself. According to Diario Gol, Messi expects Barca to have a line-up that can compete for the title in all the tournaments they attend.
Barca is too dependent on Messi
To realize this ambition, Barca needs to strengthen forces for 4 positions including center-back, right-back, attacking midfielder and striker
In defense, Pique showed signs of deterioration due to age, while two young players Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti had an unstable performance. Therefore, Barca is zoning some of the top goals for central defender position such as Skriniar, De Ligt, Upamecano or Koulibaly.
The Catalan side also want to improve the position of the right-back when Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto both play at shoulder level. According to a source in the Diario Gol, Barca is asking to buy Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich for this position. Barca even offered to have David Alaba to replace Junior Firpo to support Jordi Alba.
In addition, Barca wants to add a good attacking midfielder to support Messi like Kevin de Bruyne or Fabian Ruiz. Of course, good midfielders also need a good striker to convert opportunities into goals.
Luis Suarez maintained a good scoring performance thanks to his excellent connection with Messi. However, Barca understands that they need to buy a new younger striker soon, in which Lautaro Martinez is considered a leading candidate to replace Suarez.
Besides, some newspapers also do not exclude the possibility that Barca can plan blockbuster Neymar in the summer of this year. If this deal happens, the Catalan team can completely sell Griezmann to PSG in the opposite direction. Many other players will also have to leave the Nou Camp in the next transfer period if Barca performs the personnel revolution. The names that are at risk of having to revolt might include Rakitic, Coutinho, Semedo, Arthur or Umtiti in La Liga.