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Will Barcelona succeed this year?

Posted on | August 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

Barcelona did not win any trophy in the last two years and due to that they decide to make massive changes.
First they begun with coach Frank Rijkaard wich was replaced with Guardiola. They also sold the important names from Barcelona’s squad like Ronaldinho, Deco, Thuram , Zambrota, players that Guardiola considered that they somehow lost their motivation for Barcelona.



Also Eto’o was on the move but finally the player will stay. The new team will be constructed around players like Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Bojan, Henry.
Barcelona spent the biggest amount of money  in transfers this year with 90 millions euros, the next team is Liverpool with 62 millions.
Barcelona bought important players like Daniel Alves, Keita, Hleb, Caceres, Pique.
On the other part, Real bought only Rafael van der Vaart, but they were also after a striker. The first option was Ronaldo from Manchester but finally Ronaldo will remain for at least one year at Manchester.
The other options were David Villa from Valencia and Huntelaar from Ajax. David Villa expressed his wish to stay with Valencia but there are still chances due to the financial problems that Valencia are facing.
The other  important teams that  strengthened are Villareal, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla.
Now it remains to see how which team made the best acquisitions.



One Response to “Will Barcelona succeed this year?”

  1. Mido
    August 30th, 2008 @ 5:48 am

    I think Barcelona will find it difficult again to win something this season. but If Guardiola can get the best from his new players they may surprise Real Madrid.

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