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I agree, Villa would've been better than Ibrahimovic ... Villa is guaranteed goals per game ratio, and with the tici-tacqua passing of Barcelona, they don't really need height up front, they create enough chances for a short guy like Villa to finish off! Ibrahimovic may be more of a liability though, he is not proven in Europe nor internationally with Sweden, Villa is! Villa should've been signed, Eto'o should've been shipped off to Man City ... Barca could've then gone after Mata or Silva ... If they really had the funds, Benzema could've been brought in to provide Henry with competition on that left hand side. Benzema can also play as left forward, centre forward or even as a lone striker ... That is why in France, they are calling him Henry's understudy! He is 6ft too, so could've ideally replaced the 6'2 Henry! I hope the Winter transfer window proves better for Barcelona with some additions up front and in midfield!
Posted 13:11 2nd September 2009
Ibrahimovic adds variety and depth to the barcelona attack, his vision and technical ability are second to none. Playing with the likes of messi and iniesta will bring out the best in him. He has a lot of doubters, i think its time he proves them wrong
Posted 12:47 2nd September 2009
Although I agree Ibrahimovic isn't the player that Eto'o is, I understand why Pep feels a change of strategy may be a good way forward to maintain Barca's stranglehold on La Liga. I think this signing is purely for the interest of the league, and not for the UCL or CDR. When Arsenal were invincible for a season everyone was talking about how we were playing amazing football, but the next season we continued to play the same football and, inevitably, other teams figured us out. I think Pep may have played a masterstroke here... and with Real's signings, he may have needed to!
Posted 10:49 2nd September 2009