The overbooking that we raised in the Barça forward at the beginning of July has begun to escape little by little to the point that it will be necessary to pull from the quarry for the debut in the league against Real Sociedad. Everything indicates that this Sunday it will be impossible for Barcelona to have registered the new signings, which together with the injury of three fundamental players of the offensive field, will cause a domino effect that will prevent, for example, from selling Martin Braithwaite to the less in the short term.
It must be remembered that the injured players are Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembélé and Sergio Agüero, who would not be registered either. Memphis Depay, the preseason star, cannot play for the same reason as Kun Agüero. The only one who seems to have his place more than assured in Ronald Koeman’s eleven is Antoine Griezmann, who, except for a last-minute surprise, will share the lead with Braithwaite.
The third player could be Yusuf Demir or even Álex Collado, who seems to have opted for the idea of staying at the club and fighting for a position despite the Dutch manager’s decision that the best thing for his future would be a loan. Something like what happened last season with Riqui Puig. The Rey Manaj option seems to have dissolved over the days, because with the arrival of the new incorporations it has ceased to be important in the first team, something that has not happened with Demir.
In 90min we bet on a line of three with Demir and Griezmann on the flanks and Martin Braithwaite on the leading edge. A rather peculiar front that when Dembélé, Ansu Fati, Agüero and Memphis are available, except for ecatomb, they will not be associated again in a starting eleven.
The fateful and unexpected departure of Leo Messi has disrupted all the plans of a Koeman who will have to juggle to try to match the scoring figure of the team from last season. Let us remember that the participation of the Argentine star in Barça’s goal plays reaches a huge percentage.