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5 players Barcelona should have targetted in January

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Roberto Firmino is perhaps the most underrated player in the Premier League.

Shocking title, isn't it? Barcelona had a great January window, as they signed Philippe Coutinho for a club-record fee of £102 million plus £40 million in add-ons and Yerry Mina to strengthen their defence. So, it might not sound like a convincing title, right?

The truth is, Barcelona might be the most in-form team in Europe currently, but they are far from perfect. Just 7 months ago, people were talking about their demise, but the comeback they have made is extraordinary.

However, for a club that was being berated just a few months ago, one has to admit that there are still some gaps in the team. As a result, here are 5 players they should have targeted to fill those gaps.

#5 Roberto Firmino

I just hope that Liverpool fans don’t crt me for this. They have all the right to be mad at Barcelona for signing their best player for the second time. Indeed, if you count Javier Mascherano, then it would be three players that Barcelona would have signed from Liverpool in the last decade.

Truth be told, though, Barcelona don’t have proper backup for striker Luis Suarez. While the Uruguayan is a great player and in good form, he is aging and has already gotten slower than before. Firmino, meanwhile, is one of the most underrated players in the league.

This is a man who has scored 19 goals and has made 10 assists in the 30 games that he has played in the Champions League and Premier League this season. The Brazilian is perhaps the most underrated player for his country, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t suit Barcelona.

Indeed, he has everything to be a hit at the Camp Nou.

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