It's been announced that Keita is leaving Barcelona, apparently for China I guess. He used the clause in his contract that lets him leave since he didn't start 50% of the games last season. Even though people often said he wasn't talented enough for Barca, I really liked him and thought that he contributed well in a stacked midfield. I'm wicked surprised too because who will they get to replace him? I know he isn't like Xavi or Iniesta and is really, really vital, but the squad is small, so who will fill his spot? I know Dos Santos, Sergi Roberto and Rafa Alcantara can be pulled from B, but no one is really the "muscle" Keita was, and even then, they are totally different from him and we may need a utility player. Anybody have any ideas as to what Tito will do for new transfers/B team replacements?
Good luck to Keita!!
On another note, I think Madrid has finalized a deal for Modric..watching him play against Spain makes me scared to think of him at Madrid against Barca, I hope Tito has got something good...
This does not represent the views of Barca Blaugranes or SBNation