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3 Possible defenders Barcelona should sign

[team 83] are coming nearer to the end of an era in which they dominated for large parts. Their trophy success and the football they played in that time brought great appreciation from all over the world. However, those days are long gone, and now criticism is high surrounding the Catalans. Now Barcelona need young fresh players to build something new. They need top-quality young players all over the pitch in different positions. Today we recommend a few names, which might be the solution to their defensive headache.  

Dayot Upamecano

[player 33685] is a defender in [team 277]. The young Frenchman is the type of defender Barcelona have had over the years. His pace and precision on the ball are two of his prime assets apart from his high defensive qualities. 

Upamecano made nearly two successful tackles per 90 this season. He also made an excellent three clearances per game. Dayot also recorded a passing accuracy of 83% in the opposition half. He also completed 5.8 long balls per 90 in the [league 82] this season. The most impressive stat, however, is that he completed an exceptional 5.6 progressive passes per game. Still only 21 years old, Upamecano is destined for a big future, but should Barcelona sign him before his price tag takes another big jump. 

Milan Škriniar

[player 130142] is a target for almost every big club which are looking for a top-quality defender. The Slovakian had another great season with [team 2930] by recording 1.2 successful tackles per game. He also made 2.6 clearances per match in the [league 384]. Apart from his well known defensive robustness, his qualities on the ball are a significant reason why Barcelona should sign him. 

Skriniar registered a passing accuracy of 87% in the opposition half. He also completed 3.7 long balls per 90. Another outstanding fact is that the defender completed 4.25 progressive passes per game. His in possession stats prove that he is capable of fitting into a possession-based side. Barcelona should not let a player like him join another big club. 

Caglar Söyüncü

The most surprising name is to get linked with Barcelona, but [player 32574]’s abilities surely make him a contender. The Turkish defender has massively over-performed for [team 42] this season. He filled the big boots of outgoing [player 2884] in an imposing manner.

Soyuncu’s numbers speak for himself with the Turk recording 4.4 clearances per game. He also has made 1.8 successful tackles per 90 minutes in the [league 8] this season. The Turk also won 63% of his duals, which brings his intense physicality into the conversation. 

In possession, Soyuncu’s 84% passing accuracy in the opposition half proves his formidable precision on the ball. He also completed 3.3 long balls per game. The Turk also completed an admirable 2.5 progressive passes per 90 minutes. Might not be the fanciest, the youngster has got a lot to offer for a club like Barcelona. 

Criticism is high surrounding the Catalans. Now Barcelona need young fresh players to build something new. What about Skriniar, Soyuncu or Upamecano

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