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5 players who can inherit Andres Iniesta's number 8 jersey at Barcelona

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167.50K   //    01 May 2018, 00:21 IST

The midfield maestro of Spanish football.

The European football was in grief when one of its most gifted players, Andres Iniesta called his time at the top-level.

The Spanish midfielder was an absolute genius with the ball at his feet and stepped up when it mattered the most.

His world cup winning goal is the one that coming generations will be playing on the loop. All good things do come to an end.

However, Barca now have the mammoth task of finding someone to fill in the number #8 at the club.

Here are the possible options they can look at.

# 5. Luis Alberto

The Lazio star is in fine form this season.

The Spaniard is a name not as popular as the upcoming ones on the list but he has grabbed much spotlight in Italy this season.

He is a versatile option to look at who is capable of being deployed in any attacking or play-making role. His flair and passing would match Valverde's style of play.

Also read: 5 players Barcelona can sign this summer

Known for his astonishing passing skills, he is a hot prospect ahead of the summer. Also, his dribbling and set piece delivery are sensational.


The 25-year-old has scored 12 while providing for another 19 this season so far, in all competitions. Alberto would provide the depth to the team's attack which for now relies on the likes of Paulinho, Denis Suarez or Osumane Dembele.

Barcelona have been reported to be planning a move for their former La Masia graduate. An offer to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world would be hard for him to resist.

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