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5 Serie A stars who would make Barcelona a better team

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Juventus v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A
The Serie A is Italian football's first division league

Although Barcelona were criticized for being lack-lustre in the summer transfer window, the Catalans managed to include a few promising young guns to boost their squad depth.

However, to the frustration of Ernesto Valverde, some of the big names at the Catalan club are yet to perform to their capacity.

Serie A has a reputation in Europe for being one of the most competitive leagues. The Italian first flight has a plethora of young stars to boast off and Barcelona would certainly be keen to grab some of their starlets. Let's have a look at 5 Seria A stars that could possibly add a spark to the Catalan squad:

#5 Miralem Pjanic (Juventus)

FC Barcelona v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg
Miralem Pjanic playing against Barca in the Champions League

One of the most pivotal players in Juventus, Pjanic's move to the Italian giants from Roma took some instrumentation for perfect results, but ever since, the midfielder has proved his mettle in all competitions, domestic and continental.

Born in 1990, the young midfielder was named among the Top 100 Footballers by The Guardian and is well known for his technical versatility and work-rate. Pjanic is also regarded as one of the finest free-kick takers of all time. Pjanic was also named alongside some the greatest footballers in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Season 2016-2017.

Pjanic has also been a vital contributor to his national team and has earned over 70 caps for Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. The midfield conductor for Juve, Pjanic was instrumental in driving Juventus to domestic silverware and the final of the UEFA Champions League.

With Rakitic's concerning dip in performances, the men at Barcelona could certainly bid for the Bosnian sensation and add to their already threatening squad depth.

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