Praise Xavi Barca in the Stock Transfer Performance Summer
Barcelona – Xavi Hernandez praised the performance of his club, Barcelona, in the transfer market last summer. According to him, Barca had a great recruiting–recruitment in the summer.
After last season only got Spanish Super Cup trophy, Barca finished overhauling the squad. Release Blaugrana players like Victor Valdes pillars (out of contract), Cesc Fabregas (sold to Chelsea), and Alexis Sanchez (sold to Arsenal).
Barca is considered very aggressive in the transfer market. They dare to spend big money for the sake of hook Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia), Marc–Andre ter Stegen (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), and Douglas (Sao Paulo).
Suarez, Mathieu, Bravo, and Rakitic has appeared regularly for Barca this season. The Vermaelen still injured and Douglas rarely played by coach Luis Enrique.
“In previous seasons we do not work well for a variety of reasons. I think this season we recruit well. It is unfortunate Vermaelen have surgery,” said Xavi was quoted Sport.
“Rakitic also proven quality player, he contributed to the team. Mathieu several times appear extraordinary, while the goalkeeper also amazing.
“The most difficult thing is to replace a keeper (Valdes) who were here for 12 years, playing at a high level on an ongoing basis.
“Not easy to replace the best goalkeeper in Barcelona’s history. For what has he accomplished, there is no debate about that.
“There’s nothing to say about Luis Suarez. Now only Douglas not yet seen. As said by Luis Enrique, we must be patient with him, plus (director of football Andoni) Zubizarreta said that he was not recruited for this season only and should adapt first . He comes from a different continent, so it is not easy for him.
“It is difficult to make comparisons with last season. Alexis and Cesc are great players, as well as Valdes in goal. Last season we did not work well even though we recruit Neymar,” said Xavi.