Neymar’s departure from Barcelona in 2017 opened a space in the trident formed with Leo Messi and Luis Suárez that has not yet been filled. The club tried several options, but none appealed as much as the PSG striker had previously done. And Neymar himself can be the solution to this “emptiness”.
There were candidates for the vacancy, but failed to establish themselves. The first was Ousmane Dembélé, who brought more injuries and problems outside the field than solutions and never managed to establish himself as a starter. Following that, Philippe Coutinho, hired by gold, also disappointed and was loaned to Bayern this season.
Antoine Griezmann, a player with different characteristics from Neymar, was hired to be the third piece of the blaugrana attack. The French did not adapt to the top function and is already considered a disappointment. Finally, Ansu Fati, a young man from La Masia, was also used but did not “take it upon himself”.
However, for the directors the priority in the next window is the Argentine Lautaro Martínez. The coronavirus crisis caused the club’s revenues to fall and this could be a factor to hinder the hiring of the Brazilian.