A move to Barcelona is believed to be a highlight event for most players across the globe. However, the plethora of talent that is present at the Nou Camp can prove to be a deterrent in a player’s career as they can slip into footballing obscurity owing to lack of playing time. Time and again, we have come across a number of players who have decided to move away from the Catalan club, often to a less glamorous club and have flourished thereafter.
A move away from the limelight that accompanies them has worked wonders for some players and helped them resurrect their downward spiralling credentials as a footballer.
With no dearth of quality in its starting line-up, a number of Barcelona players are currently restricted to a bit-part role at the club and we believe the following 5 players need to make a move to progress with their careers.
#1 Cristian Tello
The Spaniard was once upon a time, touted to be the hottest prospect in Spain, owing to his abilities in front of the goal. However, the player has been unable to establish himself at the Catalan club, largely owing to the arrival of attackers of a better pedigree.
The former Espanyol trainee began life with the Barcelona first team on a sound note, establishing himself as a key figure under Tito Vilanova. However, the subsequent arrivals of Neymar and Luis Suarez has sent him down the pecking order and the player spent the last 2 seasons on loan at Porto and Fiorentina, where he sporadically showcases his abilities as a talented attacker.
While it is rumoured that his current loan spell with Fiorentina involves an option to buy the player, he must still impress the hierarchy at the club to make the move to sign him, come the end of the season.
At 25 years of age Tello is soon approaching his prime as a footballer and it would be a shame should be continued to be shipped around Europe for years to come and it would make perfect footballing sense if the player moved away from Barcelona permanently.