FC Barcelona has studied the left-back market for several weeks that is in Europe. The culés believed it appropriate to bet on a lane that could compete face to face with Jordi Alba, although they did not find any that fit the economic needs of the club. The Catalans cannot spend a lot of money due to their delicate situation and that is why in the last couple of weeks the name of Alejandro Balde has gained strength.
The youth squad of the subsidiary is a tremendously interesting left-back project, perhaps the best that Barça has had in many years. For this reason, in the entity they trust him and believe that he could be a resource in case Alba needs a replacement. The problem is that Ronald Koeman He does not think in the same way, as they say in the newspaper ‘Mundo Deportivo’, which confirms that both parties disagree on this issue.
The Dutch coach sees the B lane too green, which is natural considering that he is not even 18 yet. For this reason, he believes that the most convenient thing is not to pressure him and let him grow at his own pace without having to charge him with minutes in the elite. Thus, Zaandam’s have asked the club to sign another higher-level and more experienced full-back. Unfortunately for him, Barcelona’s plan does not go through signing a footballer for the job.
At the moment, the signings have gone into the background and the most important thing is to reduce the salary mass and accelerate the ‘exit operation’. While this is being done, there could be incorporations through exchanges, as can happen with Saúl Ñíguez and Antoine Griezmann, but Except for surprise, reinforcing with a left side is not studied. Koeman, therefore, will have to settle for what he now has on the roster.
In this case, in the the head of the Dutch coach is counting on Sergiño DestAs they used to for the left and right side. We must remember that the Barcelona coach has already tried with the North American in that place and that he himself has recognized that he likes to play there, since in his beginnings in the Ajax quarry he was extreme for that band. Last season, the one from Almere played a total of seven games as a left-handed winger, leaving good feelings in general.
Emerson can also play on the left
On the other hand, Emerson Royal could also occupy the left-handed lane if necessary. The Brazilian played there for a quarter of an hour in the Copa América final with Brazil and could do well. However, it seems that Koeman’s favorite for that position if Alba cannot play is Dest. The American will be, in principle, above the former Betis and also Balde.