Josep Maria believes Barcelona should get rid of more of their aging stars
Bayern Munich’s devastating 8-2 defeat in the Champions League quarter-finals has shed more light on the club’s troubles, and Minguella believes the squad needs a major overhaul.
Barcelona should sign more young players
Josep Maria Minguella, the ex-agent who has handled many of Barcelona’s most significant transfers, believes Barcelona should get rid of more of their aging stars. Bayern Munich’s devastating 8-2 defeat in the Champions League quarter-finals has shed more light on the club’s troubles, and Minguella believes the squad needs a major overhaul. “There are currently eight players over 30 in that squad,” he told reporters. should get rid of four of them – especially with the new arrival of Miralem Pjanic over 30 – but I think they will probably only move two.” Minguella believes the squad’s age profile is what ultimately caused the reason for the Catalans’ first trophyless season in 12 years. “This is an old group that showed in the LaLiga, where more than 38 games need stability and energy,” he said.
Minguella believes that Koeman is a good manager
Ronald Koeman is now on board as coach, and while Minguella thinks this is a good assignment. He sees a lot of work ahead for the Dutchman. “I think he’s a good coach,” he said. “But he has a hell of a job ahead of him. “The biggest thing he’s got to do is make decisions”. Many of these decisions will be about new signatures. So Minguella gave his perspective on where the side needs to be strengthened. “They need a forward to ease the load on Luis Suarez,” he stated.” I also think that Koeman needs to bring in a Dutch-style midfielder that he has confidence in. Finally, center-back is a must. They cannot continue with such a thin line-up”. Whoever wins the March 2021 club elections, Minguella wants the process to be in the club’s best interests.
“I’m not sure who will come out on top,” he said.”But I just hope that with everything Barcelona faces, the candidates can work to improve the club and not bicker between them.”