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Five players who could replace Neymar

Barcelona ought to act quick to search out a replacement with but four weeks to go till the transfer window closes

Stung by Neymar’s call to hitch Paris Saint-Germain for a record 222 million euros ($263.5 million), Barcelona ought toact quick to search out a replacement with but four weeks to go till the transfer window closes.
Here, afp Sports appearance at 5 of the candidates to require Neymar’s place aboard Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez within the Barca attack.

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

Targeted by Barca even before his international mate jumped ship, Coutinho ticks several of the boxes in Barca’s search. At twenty five he’s identical age as Neymar, already has expertise of what it takes to shine in La Liga from a loan spell at Barca’s cross town rivals Espanyol in 2012 and could be a former associate and friend of Suarez.

However, featured with the last word seller’s market, Barca’s problem are prising Coutinho out of Liverpool.
Despite being flushed for money themselves from booming Premier League TV contracts and a come back to the Champions League, Liverpool have thus far did not land their primary targets in Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita of Rb Leipzig, and are so even additional unlikely to buckle to pressure from Barca as they did in selling Suarez back in 2014.

Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Constantly compared to Messi thanks to their Argentine upbringing and talented left feet, Barca recognize all too well of the injury Dybala will cause as he scored double to knock the Catalans out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage last season. At just 23, he may well be the right heir to Messi’s throne. Yet, he conjointly signed a replacementfive-year accept April that means Barca would have to be compelled to spare the overwhelming majority of the Neymar cash to possess any likelihood of convincing Juventus to sell.

Kylian Mbappe (Monaco)

Until Neymar’s departure, Barca had been one in all the few huge clubs around Europe not joined with the 18-year-old sensation once a break season during which Monaco beat PSG to the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals. Barca’s bitter rivals Real Madrid stay best-placed to capture Mbappe, however with doubts over whether or not he may displace any of Real’s regular front 3 of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, Barca could prove a far better possibility for the Frenchman. Moreover, having been embarrassed by Neymar’s departure, beating Real to Mbappe is one in all the few ways that during which Barca’s beleaguered board may get the fans back on their aspect.

Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund)

Dembele created a brave call last summer to resist the advances of Barca and Madrid to maneuver to Dortmund from Rennes and guarantee his development wouldn’t be restricted by an absence of game time. However, a year on, the 20-year-old Frenchman could also be prepared for the boost up to the massive time at the Camp Nou. And of theserumoured to air Barca’s listing, Dembele seems the simplest to urge out of his current club. Dembele was concernedin an exceedingly coaching ground wrack with Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki earlier on and has spoken of his need to at least one day play for Barca.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

If Barca look for a like-for-like replacement, Hazard might work the bill over anyone having terrorised Premier League defences for the past 5 years by cutting onto his right foot from the left. However, as within the case of Coutinho, convincing Premier League sides to profit on their stars has become associate more and more tough task in light of the record breaking TV deals — even for Barca. And Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insisted on Friday English champions aretrying to strengthen instead of sell.
“These are rumours. Eden is extremely happy to remain with us and to start out the new season,” aforesaid the Italian.

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