The Barça team is still looking for alternatives for the midfield as the former Girona player Xavi has not convinced and patience is running out. One of those options has just been ruled out as it was headed to Qatar.
Although he played in every game this season FC BarcelonaOriol Romeu has proven nothing. The coaching staff took their cue from that Xavi, where he already asked Deco for the management to find alternatives to the former Girona. The Portuguese coach already had an interesting player, but he was just discarded.
His name is Fabricio Díaz, he is 20 years old, he plays for Liverpool FC in Uruguay and was recently called up to the senior national team under the command of Marcelo Bielsa. The contacts that the Barça sports director made with the Uruguayan’s entourage were satisfactory. But the Asian country’s money won the game.
Fabricio Díaz missed the opportunity to play at FC Barcelona and get Oriol Romeu
The 20-year-old had the opportunity to join one of the best teams in the world in a league considered Real Elite. In addition, he had the privilege of replacing such an experienced player with an interesting career like Romeu. Above all, however, he secured his reputation back in the Uruguayan national team by signing for the Blaugrana.
Instead, Fabricio Díaz chose to play in a league more exotic than Saudi Arabia, where renowned footballers have played, most notably Cristiano Ronaldo. The Uruguayan pivot signed with Qatar’s Al-Gharafa SC, a club under the technical management of Portuguese Pedro Martins. Between him and the Uruguayan FC Liverpool they agreed on a payment of 6 million dollars, and although the player’s salary was not disclosed, we assume that it will be very high.
Oriol Romeu gets a second chance at FC Barcelona
Everyone at the Catalan club is disappointed with the operation, which saw the 20-year-old decide to put money before compensation. But the only person who sees this maneuver positively is Oriol Romeu himself.. This gives him the opportunity to wash his face and show that his signing was not a whim of Joan Laporta or Xavi Hernández.
The Tarragona midfielder will (most likely) be back in the starting lineup for this Saturday’s game. And he will have the chance to show that his level is enough to play at FC Barcelona. It won’t be easy at all as their current rival is Betis. A team that usually collects points in away games, and at Spotify Camp Nou they will try.
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