unthinkable as Oriol Romeu leaves Barcelona and Deco finds his replacement

unthinkable as Oriol Romeu leaves Barcelona and Deco finds his replacement

After a summer full of rumours, with the names of Joshua Kimmich and Martin Zubimendi as some of the protagonists, Barça ended up choosing to sign Oriol Romeu as a replacement for a Sergio Busquets who said goodbye to the Barcelona entity after of more than 10 years defending the Blaugrana shirt to undertake a new adventure at Inter Miami alongside Leo Messi and Jordi Alba.

Although at first the decision was applauded by the general critics, the first doubts about this signing are already appearing.

Because although the first matches that Oriol Romeu played on his return to Barça were of a very high level, the reality is that the Ulldecona midfielder has lost importance in Xavi Hernández ‘s plans.

The ex- Girona footballer looked like the ideal complement to a midfield full of talent, with world-class players such as Frenkie de Jong , Pedri , Gavi and Gündogan , who need a defensive figure at the back.

However, especially against inferior rivals, who opt for a relegation approach, ceding possession to Barça, Oriol Romeu has ended up being a problem for the team, as his organizational facets are not the brightest.

Faced with this scenario, the one from Ulldecana has lost ownership in the last games, leaving his place to Ilkay Gündogan , who has delayed his position and given space to a Fermín who is making the most of the opportunities he has his coach is toasted.

Wilfred Ndidi is back on Barça’s radar

In addition, it is expected that the participation of Oriol Romeu will decrease over the next month, as both Frenkie de Jong and Pedri will be medically discharged to return to Xavi Hernández’s orders.

For all these reasons, Barça’s technical secretariat could be exploring, once again, the market for defensive midfielders for next season. And the first rumors have already begun to surface.

As reported by journalist Ekrem Konur , who specializes in the transfer market, Barça has taken an interest in the situation of Wilfred Ndidi , who ends his contractual relationship with Leicester on June 30.

The Nigerian player was already on the radar of the culer sports area during the last few years, but incorporating him at zero cost would be a perfect opportunity to strengthen the squad with a defensive profile as well, but with more touch of the ball than Oriol Romeu.

Source: El Nacional

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