5 Players Barcelona Should Sign This Summer
FC Barcelona have had quite a stellar domestic campaign. They were unbeaten till there were only 2 games left to go in the La Liga. Though they couldn't sign off by gaining the 'Invincible' tag, they have every reason to be proud of what they have achieved in Spain.
However, when they look at their European conquest, they will feel disappointed. Their arch-rivals Real Madrid have made it to the final for a third consecutive time. Barcelona crashed out in the quarter-finals against a resolute Roma side.
Though their dominance in the league has been unquestionable, there are still a lot of areas that La Blaugrana can look to improve upon. For starters, they can bring in quality replacements for their old guard and other underperforming players.
On that note, let's take a look at 5 players Barcelona should be looking to sign this summer.
#5 Faouzi Ghoulam
Napoli were having a spectacular campaign before they came down a gear or two at the turn of the year. Their dip in form coincided with their left-back Faouzi Ghoulam picking up an injury. That just goes to show how much influence the 27-year-old exerts on their game from a fullback position.
In fact, he overtook Riyad Mahrez, who had a pretty good season himself, to become the Algerian player of the year. Maurizio Sarri's system thrives thanks to the presence of players like Ghoulam who can carry out his duties to perfection.
With Jordi Alba stepping into the 30s and Lucas Digne not yet proving to be up to par, it is the perfect time for Barcelona to be signing a player of Ghoulam's abilities. Ghoulam had only played 11 Serie A games this season before rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
In those 11 games, he scored once and assisted twice. With Mario Rui deputizing ably for him, he will need to fight to win his spot back in the Napoli starting XI. Hence, a move to Barcelona will serve both parties right.