Alright, it's still a little early to discuss Barcelona's activities in the transfer market but I still thought I'll get my thought across.
This season has been a successful one for Barcelona, and even if we end up losing to United, I still think two finals and the league title is a great achievement.
Barcelona's priorities going into the summer transfer window would be a center-back, someone who could cover for Carlos Puyol, and a left-back. Having said that, an attacking option in midfield would not be a bad idea.
One such option would be Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller. The Golden Boot winner at the World Cup Finals is an immense talent, able to do what Riquelme used to do in his Argentina days. Find killer passes, daft touches and has also got the ability to score!
He was officially presented with the Hyundai Best Young Player at a ceremony held in Munich, Germany for his performance at the World Cup.
Müller can play as a midfielder or forward, and has been deployed in a variety of attacking roles – as an attacking midfielder, second striker, and on either wing. He has been praised for his pace, technique and composure, and has shown consistency in both scoring and creating goals.
David Villa, one of our expensive buys can exchange positions with Iniesta. Iniesta, I believe plays well when deployed on the wings, and Muller can then be slotted in midfield.
Barcelona do not have a lot of strength when it comes to attacking options. If two first team players get injured, Barcelona would struggle replacing them. Muller can replace Xavi, Iniesta, and even operate on the right wing with Messi.
Whether or not Barcelona bid for him in the summer is another matter, but I reckon he is one of the greats in his position at the moment and his game play would suit Barcelona.
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