Barcelona may be about to experience a midfield crisis as they about to lose a third midfielder in a row before the start of the new season. Andreas iniesta was the first to leave the club after a legendary career at the camp nou. Next was the Brazilian Paulinho who returned to China after the world cup despite only spending a year with the Catalans. Reports now claim PSG as set to place a 270m bid for Philippe coutinho. The Brazilian has only spent a few months at Barcelona but Neymar has reportedly told the psg board to sign his international teammate.
Paulinho to China, coutinho to psg
For years the Barcelona team success has been dependent on the high level of understanding and communication between the midfielders. The duo of iniesta and xavi are no more for the next season. Which means Barcelona may have to rely on the experience of Croatian Ivan rakitic and Sergio busquet for the new season. With age seemingly catching up with the talisman Lionel messi. It’s going to be all hell let lose if the Barcelona board do not reinforce the two before a new season begins.