How Barca could look to replace the old guard in the upcoming seasons.

With Rumor's that Busi and Geri could retire or go to different clubs like in the MLS for the former and alba following suit after a year or so lets look at how barca could replace theses legends. the case of Gerard pique is simple get a new center back who's good at the ball. I'm taking Lisandro Martinez and so should barca. Replacing alba is not so simple yet not so difficult barca needs to keep an eye on similar profile my pick would be Jose gaya. to replace busi is a lot lot more difficult he makes things looks so simple and cullers will miss him when he leaves barca for sure and tbh currently there's no player who could replace him they can come close but never can they do what capi does and with so ease so a change in formation and system can be implemented. barca could play in a 3 4 3 box/square formation to kind of replace busi during next season, with Lewandowsky ( a good linker) in 2022-23 it probably will not work with auba bcs like his link up play is not good, and with a left footed cb over here I'm gonna take Lisandro because he can play as LB, CB and CDM so his passing is great. and azpi as RCB for the same reason as Martinez

. lewa

fati Dembele

pedri Gavi

Kessie frenki

l.martinez Araujo azpi


what do u think of this ? both kessie and fdj thrive well in a double pivot while it can easily morph into a 4 3 3 with fdj or kessie dropping as cb and martinez and azpi playing as full backs this is the only thing i can come up with the current players and an additional of azpi and martinez. and it can be argued that barca will certainly miss the width provided by alves and alba. but in what I've seen so far in Xavi's system full backs move closer to the middle of the pitch and lewa could drop deep to link giving us the superiority in midfield.. i think both fdj and kessie wont be able to play as the single pivot against best teams in Europe and so a 4 3 3 with full backs could be used in laliga to rest certain players Nico could also play as a pivot. the width as weve seen in Xavi's system will be maintained by the wingers. when defending either kessie or fdj could fall back at the center back while pushing martinez or azpi to defend the wings. when subjected to counter attack it could do well to have two pivots and physical and technical at that. while gavi and pedri could occupy the pocket of spaces and one of them depending on the situation will be the free man giving both more freedom to work their magic. The only problem is the no full backs that is the only minus in this formation. and system and fdj wont be able to attacklike does now these are the only minuses imo let me know in the comments below of what do u think of this article.

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