The arrival of reinforcements together with the renewal of Leo Messi cause the squad to be designed to play in a classic 4-3-3. Ronald Koeman has a multitude of options for those positions that we will analyze in detail:
This will be the possible eleven of Barça this season with some alternatives by position:
The ownership of the German goalkeeper is assured. He may not make it to the first games as a result of his operation, but once he gets ready it is practically impossible for another goalkeeper to snatch his position. This past season he has had ups and downs, but no one doubts his immense ability under sticks and with the ball at his feet.
In principle, the one chosen to occupy the starting position is Sergiño of this, since it is Barça’s setting for the future.
The buyback of Emerson from Betis has been carried out to prove it in the first team and in case it does not work, or not enough, to be able to sell it to a foreign club to take advantage of economically speaking.
The captain of the Barça defense.
The leader of a defense that has been tremendously criticized in recent years. The services that Gerard Piqué grants and has granted to Barcelona are much greater than the praise and compliments he has received in return.
In principle, the Uruguayan should be in charge of occupying that position. The signing of Eric García is aimed at replacing Piqué when the Catalan central defender leaves Barcelona. What does seem audacious is for Ronald Koeman to bet on Lenglet again despite the fact that his dominant leg is the left. Except for surprise, Ronald Araújo will accompany Gerard in the culé defense.
Jordi Alba is another of those players who completes twenty games at an excellent level, two below his possibilities and the fans remind him of those two no matter what happened in previous games. He is a footballer who for his picaresque attitude has received more criticism than he deserves.
All the doubts that could exist about his figure have been dispelled after the end of the season and the Eurocup that Badía’s has completed. He is an essential footballer for this team whose absence is even more noticeable than his incredible presence.
Last season was their confirmation season and this must be to become the Top 3 best midfielders in the world. He has the necessary conditions to get to where he wants and is that Barça was very fast in his signing. He has his guaranteed place in the center of the field of this Barcelona.
The titles in the center of the field of Barça are non-negotiable. The best young player of the Eurocup could not miss in this eleven. What Pedri offers and grants on that left wing is available to very few players in the world. Remember that it only has 18 springs.
I don’t think it is necessary to talk about whether there is any doubt as to its ownership. At the precise moment in which Leo Messi confirms that he will continue at Barcelona, the Catalans will be able to rest easy.
Where there are more doubts is in his possible company in the attack.
Three are the footballers who will fight for the starting position in the forward culé. As much Griezmann as Agüero and Memphis have perfect capacities to be the tip of the Barca. A competition that will undoubtedly raise the offensive level of this team.
Both players are injured so arguing over their possible starting games in the first few games would be silly. If both recover their maximum level, it is possible that the chosen one will be Ansu Fati.