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'Serie A Star Would Be A Perfect Replacement For Neymar'

'Serie A Star Would Be A Perfect Replacement For Neymar'

By SL International - Sep 03, 2017 11:00 AM

A former AC Milan manager believes this Serie A star would have been the perfect replacement for Neymar at FC Barcelona.

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Neymar shocked the world when left Barca for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of 220 million in the recent transfer window.

The Catalan giants struggled to find a replacement but managed to sign Borussia Dortmund starlet, Ousmane Dembele for 105 million.

However, Arrigo Sacchi, who won two European Cups with Milan,  believes Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne would have been a better a replacement.

"I don't think Barcelona are up to the same standard as Real Madrid," Sacchi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Having lost Neymar, Insigne would've been the perfect replacement. He is the greatest Italian talent in 10 years and has some genial intuition.

"He just needs to avoid being 'sneaky' when he isn't in the mood to run.

"When Dries Mertens and Marek Hamsik block the midfielders who can only go via the right-back, he looks back and tries to make preventative blocks instead of trying to snatch the ball.

"It's a shame, because tactically he really is wonderful."

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Do you think Dembele is a suitable replacement for Neymar? Have your say in the comment section below.


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musa005 Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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musa005 Sep 04, 2017 02:24 PM
It sounds like you are trying to market this player
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SiyaVToni Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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SiyaVToni Sep 04, 2017 01:17 PM
You sound like his agent
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Sep 03, 2017 08:24 PM
Let's wait and see if dembele will make a good impact at barca, insigne is a good player just not for barca!
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RealChelseaChiefs Sep 03, 2017 06:02 PM
As much as I dislike Barcelona Dembele is the perfect replacement for Neymar, he is also a marvellous play maker and mostly involves his teammates in his goals or assists
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Austine Tungu Sep 03, 2017 01:07 PM
Gud luck boy
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Golden Boots Sep 03, 2017 12:22 PM
Ousmane Dembele is just fine, enough of useless cows..........Let the games continue, we are not scared of any one!
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 03, 2017 11:24 AM
Hw mch his gonna cost Barcelona? Bcz they luk lyk they dont lyk to spend 2much this tym and i think is a reason why they fail to sign Coutinho

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