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Xavi Criticises Barca's Transfer Dealings

Xavi Criticises Barca's Transfer Dealings

By SL International - Sep 03, 2017 01:01 PM

FC Barcelona only made four signings in the transfer window, but Xavi Hernandez has criticised the club's transfer dealings.

Click through the gallery to see Barca's new signings from the recent transfer window.

The Catalan giants only brought in Gerard Deulofeu, Nelson Semedo, Paulinho and Ousmane Dembele.

Barca also failed to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, while Neymar left the club to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record move.

"Barca still play really good football but they could have signed better," Xavi said in an interview with Marca.

"They've fallen asleep because five or six years ago they had the best players in the world for Barca's system. Now, for that system, they have five or six players: [Andres] Iniesta, [Jordi] Alba, [Lionel] Messi, [Gerard] Pique, Luis Suarez, [Sergio] Busquets.

"But Barca should have 11 for that system. Before, you wouldn't see anyone play and say: 'He'd be good at Barca.' That's because they were already there. They have signed players that don't fit that system.

"The academy has to be strengthened. If there are doubts, look at what you have in-house. In Barca's best era, at least 60 percent of the players came from the academy."

Read: Official: Barca Announce 8th Departure

Do you agree with Xavi's remarks? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Sep 04, 2017 09:52 AM
You should come and takeover Mr.
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AseniSJ Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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AseniSJ Sep 04, 2017 08:10 AM
You have problems with Barca to you it seems they are wrong to whatever they are doing I wish they can give you role there and see what you can do
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Sam-4-Downz Sep 04, 2017 05:09 AM
Poulinho is good signing though
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Ntuthuko5110 Sep 03, 2017 09:11 PM
It hard to get a gud player these days ,big teams must focus more on thy development and buy only one or two .
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MR E Sep 03, 2017 08:28 PM
I just hope they will make a good impact those four signings.
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Hloni'mayeng2 Sep 03, 2017 07:49 PM
Paulinoh, dembele & Nelson are gud enuf 4 me...
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Mdz5 Sep 03, 2017 05:14 PM
maybe he's right but lest give the coach a chance
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Faysal Sep 03, 2017 03:45 PM
Barca president must resign
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Fransoah Sep 03, 2017 01:23 PM
The thing is, the man who is talking knows barca like he knows the palm of his hand.....true that man.....but if I had a chance, I would have ur opinion on the modern day market n how u could manipulate it with this crazy moneys.....
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TK 10 Sep 03, 2017 01:15 PM
True barca signing are not good enough for club to win treble titles this season
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TK 10 Sep 03, 2017 01:14 PM
True barca signing are not good enough for club to win treble titles this season
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Mketule 1 Sep 03, 2017 01:12 PM
True.

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