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    Defender for next season?

    So beyond a shadow of doubt now we need a defender for next season.
    Puyol is almost 35 and la liga isn't serie a, even tho I'd like him to play until his 40s I really don't think he should be starting the 50 odd games we play a season.
    Pique is on form the best defender on the planet however off form absolutely rubish and the problem is it's been a rollercoaster ride all year,we need to have an adaptable solution for when he isn't on form.
    Mascherano is a very solid centre back,arguably our best defender these past 2 seasons, definitely our most consistent BUT he is not a CB and IT SHOWS. I still think it would be much more ideal for him to provide cover for both busquests and a cb position.
    Abidal has hardly played as a CB this season and although he's playing really well he is 32 and much more effective on the left.

    I won't even bother with Fontas and Bartra those 2 are segunda level.

    So yeah,that's pretty much it. In a club of Barcelona's stature we have 2 real centre backs, 1 converted defensive midfielder and 1 left back.
    I know pep doesn't like large squads and we're playing 3-4-3 much more these days BUT we still need a defender, it's THE signing we've been waiting for.

    The players we've been linked with in the past:

    1- Thiago Silva - The good:can speak spanish,knows alves and adriano,one of the best in the world currently available. The bad: will cost at least 30 millon,not young.
    2- Mat Hummels - The good:he's great against fast players,young,huge potential,would only cost around 20 million. The bad: inexperienced on the european stage,commits errors fairly often,can't speak english
    3- Jan Vertonghen The good: cheap,solid,reliable. The bad: not a flashy signing,doesn't necessarly want to transfer,can't speak spanish

    Please provide your reason.

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    Abidal - Pique* - Puyol* - Dani Alves

    * Mascherano to alternate.

    This is assuming Piqué regains his form (AKA dumps Shakira). So in essence, our best deal would be selling Shakira to Real Madrid. I'm sure Floro wouldn't mind paying a handsome sum for her.

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    bring Rafa Marquez back.

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    people need to stop with this pique/shakira thing, the only reason people are saying it's affecting him is because it's the first footballer's girlfriend since victoria that we know.

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    promoted: Bartra and Muniesa and Montoya
    probably sold: Fontas
    we have: Alves, Puyol, Pique, Mascherano, Abidal, Adriano

    Abidal could easily play as CB for the whole season so we only have to buy LB.... and that should be Jordi Alba imho
    but I would kill for Hummels not gonna lie
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    I'd rather see Hummels than Silva because he'd be much cheaper, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't speak Spanish.

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    This should be the starting XI next year:

    Valdes

    Alves - T.Silva - Mascherano - Abidal

    Busquets - Xavi

    Messi - Rafinha - Iniesta

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    good god look at his quad muscles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrmecophile View Post
    This should be the starting XI next year:

    Valdes

    Alves - T.Silva - Mascherano - Abidal

    Busquets - Xavi

    Messi - Rafinha - Iniesta

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    Maxi Lopez... why make a valid post and ruin it with crap

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    yeah, I mean who the fok would put Messi insted of Asexis....
    I am P ositive T hinking C ule

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theconomist View Post
    Maxi Lopez... why make a valid post and ruin it with crap
    Quote Originally Posted by diegomessi View Post
    good god look at his quad muscles....

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    Verthongen or whatever he is called.

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    Sakho not doing very well this season? he seems to be rated as a young cb.

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    Thiago Silva.
    insert signature here

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    Vertonghen makes to much faults with space in his back, but he is young. But his passing is great, his long ball is similar with that of Pique.

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    Since Pep's reign we've made the world believe Pique would be a world class centre back. We shouldn't miss out on this chance and sell him to those fools who would still pay € 25 million+ for him.

    1. Sell Pique for € 25 million
    2. Buy Hummels for € 20 million
    3. Make profit of € 5 million
    3. Add another € 25 million to those € 5 million and buy also Thiago Silva
    4. Getting Hummels + Silva for effectively € 25 million cash = win
    5. Profit
    Last edited by barcelonista; 28th February 2012 at 11:25 PM.