Three Barcelona Players Who Should Move to Serie A This Summer

Barcelona fans are not exactly used to ending their campaigns without at least one major title, and a Copa Del Rey triumph did little to hide the major problems that plagued Ronald Koeman’s side throughout the season – on and off the pitch. Nevertheless, the Blaugrana are now once again led by their returning president Juan Laporta, who apparently succeeded in convincing Lionel Messi at the club, whilst also signing Leo’s friend, Sergio Aguero, and Memphis Depay on Bosman deals. However, several Barcelona players have to leave the club to make space for the new arrivals, and some of them would be a good fit for Serie A clubs.

Junior Firpo (Left-Back)

The young Spaniard was considered as one of the most exciting players in his role during his time at Real Betis, but his career at Camp Nou never took off.

The left-back only made seven league appearances last season, and finds it extremely hard to dispose Jordi Alba for a starting berth.

Therefore, after two underwhelming years, the Catalans need to cut their losses on the player who costed them 18 million euros in the summer of 2019.

Firpo has been mentioned as a possible target for both Milan and Napoli, and a move to Serie A would definitely give him the chance to reignite his career that stalled since his transfer to Barcelona.

With the Rossoneri possessing one of the most exciting left-backs in Europe in the form of Theo Hernandez, the 24-year-old has a better chance of earning playing time at the Maradona stadium.

Preferable Destination: Napoli (Loan with obligation to buy)

Miralem Pjanic (Central Midfielder)

Here’s a tricky one. The Bosnian spent nine largely successful years in Serie A between Roma and Turin before sealing a “dream” transfer to Barcelona.

Well, we all know how his move to La Liga turned out to be. The former Lyon star failed to prove his worth under the tutelage of Koeman, and was sparsely used throughout the campaign.

Even though some stories should be left for the past, but at the age of 31, the playmaker supposedly still have some good years in the tank – at least if paired with a manager who knows how to take out the best of him.

Speaking of which, Massimiliano Allegri is back at Juventus, and a reunion with his old pupil might not be such a terrible idea after all.

Preferable Destination: Juventus (Loan with option to buy)

Trincao (Winger)

Last summer, the Catalans paid 31 millions to seal the signature of the young Portuguese. However, his Dutch manager mostly used him as substitute.

With the likes of Messi, Aguero, Depay, Ansu Fati, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembelé all set to compete for starting spots in attack, the young winger is expected to find even less playing time next season.

The former Braga talent was linked with a Serie A move, with the likes of Milan and Roma hoping to lure him away from Barcelona.

At the capital, Trincao would find his compatriot José Mourinho, but the special one isn’t exactly known for giving chances to youngsters.

On the other hand, Stefano Pioli would gladly welcome him to the club, and offer him a fair chance to compete for a spot on the flanks.

Preferable Destination: Milan (Two-year loan with option to buy)

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