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Only One Of Barca's Last Eight Signings A Success?

Only One Of FC Barcelona's Last Eight Signings A Success?

By David Kappel - Jun 27, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Reports suggest that Lionel Messi is unhappy with FC Barcelona's transfer business in the off-season so far, and looking at the little success of the club's recent signings, he definitely has a case. How many of their last eight buys could be considered a flop?

Tired of reading? Click through the mini-gallery above to see which Barca signings failed to impress.

There is growing pressure on the Catalan club's new boss, Ernesto Valverde, who needs to revamp the current Barcelona squad in order to rival Real Madrid in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League next season.

However, looking at how Barca's signings over the past two years have fared, there needs to be an improvement this window.

Marca assessed Barcelona's signings over the past two seasons, saying the club is "not having much success with their signings, for whom moving to Catalonia would appear to be a professional risk".

Last season, the Blaugrana spent just over €122 million (R1.77 billion) on new players, namely Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne, Paco Alcacer, Jasper Cillessen, Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes.

However, only Umtiti has really improved the first team, while Cillessen is nailed on as Barca's second-choice keeper, but the others have largely disappointed.

Back in 2015, the club was banned from the transfer window, but bought Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal. Both had to wait until January 2016 to be registered, but also failed to live up to expectations.

Read: 10 Players Linked With Barca

The last time Barcelona had a fully convincing transfer window was in 2014/15, when Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo and Jeremy Mathieu arrived at the Camp Nou.

Which players do you think Barca should buy in this window to avoid more bad signings? Have your say in the comments section below.


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TrueLegend Joined: 14 Jun 2015
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TrueLegend Jun 29, 2017 02:18 PM
Winners
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 28, 2017 01:24 PM
This season barca will sign quality believe me!
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Soni_JX Jun 28, 2017 10:50 AM
No news here
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AFROZ>KHOSIFIED Jun 28, 2017 06:51 AM
that's true tman chiefs and Barça signed flood on their last 2 transfer seasons
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swista Jun 27, 2017 11:12 PM
veratti will make barcelona great if they sign him
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hoji Jun 27, 2017 11:01 PM
ARCA NEED VERRATI...THEY R SOLID TEAM...AND CAN COMPETE WITH TH ERIGHT ATTITUDE..THE MNS I SDEADLY VATHU...REAL STILL HAV TO GRIND IT OUT AGAINST BARCA..THATS Y PLAYERS CUM N BE CALLED FLOP..HOW DO U COMPETE WITH MERCY,NEYMA N SUAREZ??INIESTA,DUSQUETITS NT EASY THERE...
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T-Man360 Jun 27, 2017 10:45 PM
Sounds like a club from soweto called Kaizer Chiefs
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The Lecturer Jun 27, 2017 10:04 PM
This is fake news from the worst football news sources on the Internet, Express.co.uk and the daily star. I hope SL is not using that as source hah !!! "Messi is not happy", mxm.
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amdunyelwa Jun 27, 2017 10:01 PM
Shame they were not quality, I wish Messi can get good quality players like Ronaldo
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amdunyelwa Jun 27, 2017 09:57 PM
Ya that's why Ronaldo is shining now, is because at Real Madrid every player is a top quality player.

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