The invisible signings of Barça

At the first of change, another black day. This Barça is a ruin and with good reason. The culés fell in the Camp Nou in a bulky way before him Bayern from Munich. A painful 0-3 that brings back other dark nights under the umbrella of the Champions League. What was once idyll, today is hardship. And it is normal if you pay attention to how the Blaugrana team has been reinforced this season: where are the Barcelona signings? They are invisible.

Three of the players who came to Can Barça this summer, Eric Garcia, Memphis Depay and Luke from Jong, they started before the Bayern. They were three of the players who ended up singled out in a match where the image was very poor next to a rival of the magnitude and power of the Bavarian. The Bayern, without excessive rhythm or stress, he passed over a culé box that barely disturbed and ended the game with zero shots at the goal of Manuel News. Not one.

To begin with, the great star and hope this course is Memphis Depay. The Dutchman would have started brilliantly at this start of the season, being a starter against Real Sociedad, Athletic and Getafe and being the author of two of the seven goals that Barça has scored in this league start. It was overflowing and stuck but everything went out when the Bayern. It was another story. The former Lyon player was a shadow of himself against the Bavarian club, unable to get away from a Upamecano that was impeccable with his brand, unsurpassed. Neither with the 3-5-2 nor with the 4-3-3 it was seen.

Koeman washes his hands

Beside him appeared in the dark night before him Bayern another of the signings, Luke from Jong. His compatriot debuted with the elastic FC Barcelona on a bad day. The tall forward did not stop chasing balls and left few details for hope. It came on the horn in the past transfer market after the departure of Antoine Griezmann. He is on loan until the end of the season by Sevilla – one of his discards – and it came to be a patch and not a solution. Understood.

Eric Garcia is the third in question. The Catalan central defender is experiencing a rapid rise both in the Barça as with the Spanish team and perhaps it is coming to him great. In this game he acted as a left central, next to Pique and Araujo. It was the most jarring note in the rear and appeared in several of Bayern’s goals. His output of the ball is positive but in a team doomed to receive numerous attacks it generates gaps.

The fourth Blaugrana signing is a When Omen that came as a claim for a Leo Messi that he would pack his bags a month and shortly after the arrival of his compatriot. Paradoxically the day after announcing his goodbye, he was injured. Given the circumstances, the Argentine has signs of being important in a forward who needs a goal and some experience. Omen He contributes both, although it will be necessary to see what physical condition the 33-year-old striker returns to after overcoming his injury and a long medical history.

As an extra, Emerson Royal. The Barça paid for it nine million euros to Betis to keep it in property this summer but weeks later, before the offer of the Tottenham Hotspur and the echo from the culés coffers, the player packed his bags for London. The Spurs They paid 25 million euros for him plus five variables – of which Betis takes five. With the Catalans he played the first three league games, starting in the last against Getafe.

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