Transfer Update: Lichtsteiner to Barcelona?

By Nenad Dojcinovski | Monday Monday Staff -    2016-10-14

We all thought the search for a RB is over, but it looks like Barcelona has other plans. So it’s final, Enrique is not satisfied with Vidal and his only option is to leave the club.

He won’t be getting any playing time in Barcelona. He’s not going to accept the faith of being a subtitle for the rest of his career. He arrived as a player with huge potential, but unfortunately, he couldn’t live up to it.

It’s not like he didn’t have the opportunity to prove he was worth it. Enrique gave him more than just one chance. But he was disappointing, and Sergi took his place.

Sergi Robert is currently the best RB option at Barcelona. This is not because Barcelona doesn’t have other players for the position. But Sergi is simply brilliant.

He was introduced to the idea of playing as a CB even when Dani Alves was still at the club. In fact, he was playing as a RB in the first La Liga game against R. Madrid:

The whole team performed, especially Neymar and Suarez. But Sergi was impressive too. He did a great job both defensively and offensively.

And according to the latest rumor, Barcelona is going after Lichtsteiner in the upcoming transfer window.

Lichtsteiner to Barcelona

Stephan Lichtsteiner is 32 years old, which means he will be brought as a subtitle player. His age is definitely a down side, but the experience will be welcomed.

We doubt he will do better than Sergi when it comes to offensive assignments. But he could be useful when Barcelona is leading, and they need to secure the result with a more defensive approach.

“Stephan’s agent is his brother Marco, who I’ve worked with for a long time,” Federico Pastorello, agent of Antonio Candreva and others, told Mediaset.

“From what I understand, Stephan had expressed his desire to change teams after many years at Juve, also because of the arrival of Dani Alves.”

“I understand that there were negotiations with foreign teams and an Italian one, which was Inter, but then nothing came of it.”

“Juve were perhaps more inclined to sell him abroad, as was the case with [Marcelo] Brozovic, who Inter would rather have sold to a foreign club than a direct competitor.”

“If Juve decided not to sell then they’ll have their reasons. Knowing Lichtsteiner, the situation will be a bit tense but he’s a serious professional and he’ll accept [Coach Max] Allegri’s decision.”

The price tag will be a vital factor in deciding if Lichtsteiner will be a good signing for Barcelona. He’s 32 years old, and Barcelona shouldn’t spend more than 5 million to bring the Swiss RB to Spain.

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