The shock loss against the Athletic club in the Supercopa de Espana really showed the lack of defensive stability at Barcelona.
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They have gotten new, young players such as Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza to rise up from the lower ranks however, they are still inconsistent. Conceding three goals in a club finals is not acceptable by the Spanish giants and they need some changes in the squad.
Defenders like Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, and Jordi Alba will have to be replaced for younger talents. While the ongoing economic crisis will most likely make it very difficult to make any signings, the presidential candidates have shown interest in selling non-essential players and sign essential reinforcements in the near future.
The current manager, Ronald Koeman, has already displayed the necessity of bringing new players or risk going another season trophyless. The Spanish giants will need some players with experience as well to lead them and here are the five defenders Barcelona should be pursuing in 2021: