Barça’s painful defeat in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against PSG 1-4 at the Camp Nou It generated a great stir among fans of the Catalan team and sports experts, who agreed that the Catalans must strengthen themselves to be considered one of the great teams in Europe again.
In this regard, ex-footballer Paul Merson did not hesitate to pronounce himself, who in statements given to ‘Sky Sports’ pointed out that Barça’s solution could be sign Aston Villa captain and star Jack Grealish, who in addition to being a midfielder is a left back.
“I saw Barcelona the other night fall apart and if I’m from Barcelona I’ll buy it tomorrow morning, no matter how much it is. Jack Grealish would break it at the Camp Nou, “said Merson.
The Irish-born Englishman has become one of the most renowned players in the current Premier League season. Right now, he already accumulates 6 goals and 12 assists. However, if Barcelona decide to sign English they would have to hurry, since his good performance with Aston Villa has caught the attention of Manchester United.
However, it is unknown if English is or was ever on the agenda of Barcelona managers. The only signing in which the Catalans have been fully involved is that of Eric García, who is expected to join the Catalan team in the middle of this year once his contract with Manchester City ends.
Barcelona accumulates tough defeats and several difficult results both in LaLiga, as in the Copa del Rey, the Super Cup and the Champions League. This Sunday, February 21, he drew 1-1 with Cádiz when he had started winning the game in the 32nd minute with a goal from Messi after taking a penalty sentenced by the referee following a foul by Martínez Munuera on Pedri. However, when the second half was almost finished, an infraction by Lenglet against Sobrino in the area gave Cádiz a penalty that Álex Fernández did not waste.
Although they managed to reach the final in the Super Cup, those led by Ronald Koeman were defeated by Athletic Bilbao on January 17 2-3 during extra time. In addition, on February 10, Sevilla beat Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals 2-0 due to errors in the defense of the Catalan team.
Finally, in addition to the tough defeat suffered against PSG in recent days, The defeat they suffered last year 2-8 against Bayern Munich, precisely in the Champions League, is still in their memory.