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5 players Barcelona got on a bargain under Bartomeu

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It seems like Barcelona's current board is always under pressure. Whenever the Catalans fail to collect three points or face elimination in a knockout competition. the managerial staff and the board room is the first to take damage. Bartomeu and his men have been heavily criticised by mass groups of cules for allegedly drifting the historic club away from its underlying philosophy. Well, the fans do have their rights to punish the boards for their alleged wrongdoings but ironically the men in black suits haven't been all gloom for the Blaugrana.

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The transfers of Paulinho and Andre Gomes were some of the most controversial transfers in the modern history of the club. Not perfectly, but, Bartomeu's men have done some good things for the club including the purchase of some top footballing talents at a bargain. Well people do claim that Barcelona's big name is enough to lure in players but it is the board's negotiations which finalised the deals.

Let's have a look at some of the bargains Barcelona bought under their current management;

#1: Denis Suarez (3.5 million Euros)

Denis Suarez is a true game changer

Highly rated among Barcelona fans, Denis Suarez started his professional career in England with Manchester City but soon made his way back to his home land as a Barcelona player. The club decided to sell the young and promising midfielder but later brought him back by exercising a buy-back clause in his contract. It is estimated that it cost Barcelona a total of 3.5 million Euros for the buy-back.

Considering the modern transfer market, anything below the 20 million mark is considered a big bargain for a player of Denis' abilities. Making his mark in 17 league games for Barcelona in the 2017-18 season, Suarez boasts a average pass accuracy of around 82% but it is much more than his passing accuracy that is loved by Barcelona fans who have proclaimed him as a certified game changer.

Ernesto Valverde, like Luis Enrique sidelined Denis for the majority of the season, often excluding him from the squad list but the talented midfielder continued to improve and reestablished himself in the plans of the manager. Still just 24, Suarez has a long and promising career ahead. He has already pledged his alliance with the club of his life and the fans would be hoping for more playing time for the Spaniard.

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