Who needs to Buy a back up for Jordi Alba in the LB position when you already have a guy like Marc Cucurella who's shown himself much more than once this season.
A pure La Masia graduate , knowing the Barca DNA At its best , the man went on loan to Eibar a year ago , not only for him to gain Laliga experience in both physical and mental aspects , but also because none other than Ernesto Valverde didn't want him.
His loan ending this summer , it's time for him to become at the 1st Team . It definitely is . The man proved himself against the bigger opponents there is , Real Madrid , Atletico Madrid , and he even scored the opening goal AGAINST US In the last Laliga fixture of this season!! Stepped up at the occasion , so Proud of him. Maybe this Goal would have opened the Board's eyes a bit. La Masia is key , it always has been and always will be.
Already gained the Required Level , but not only in performances . In fact , the Spaniard also learnt how to stay focused and handle the pressure that The first Team brings . Eibar helped him developp a lot , and now , there is absolutely no reason for him not to become Jordi Alba's backup in the first team.
However , with a Board who is only caring about Marketing and names , you never know what could happen . They even were planning on Getting Filipe Luis , who's leaving Atletico Madrid for free (his contract ending this summer) , although I would never recommend it.
Experienced ? Maybe . But old , and definitely not a long term project . The arrival of Filipe Luis means Cucurella will be officially sold , which is definitely not the right thing to do.
Barcelona , you have the best centre of formation on Earth : your Graduates keep proving themself wherever you send them , so it's time you Bloody use them , especially when in a situation like this one.
Another La Masia Youngling handling the LB spot is Miranda. VERY Talented on the ball, even more than Cucurella , but Not mentally ready to handle the pressure and the criticisings that the Senior squad requires . Keeping him off the 1st team Matches was the wisest thing to do from Ernesto , although his talent MUST not be wasted as well .