While the main topic that is going on right now seems to be about coronavirus, it is important to get a breather out of that topic and into something for a short moment.

The 2 most costly acquisitions in Barcelona’s history, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, can’t even be distributed it appears. Moreover, if you were to throw Samuel Umtiti into the mix, it’s actually a legitimate ₤300m worth of skills that no one in the right mind would gamble on.

2 World Cup winners less than 2 years earlier, and one Brazilian who we were cock-a-hoop about protecting have had a barely believable fall from grace. Coutinho’s kind after showing up was passable without being great, however perhaps he must be offered the advantage of the doubt since of being played out of position for the a lot of part.

Similarly, there is a sound argument that someone of his evident ability need to have the ability to adapt to positional changes and/or a brand-new system. He didn’t set the transfer cost so perhaps that should not be utilized as a stay with beat him with either.

A player’s ‘worth’ being dictated by the transfer charge spent for them is a dangerous road to go down.

Plenty of footballers have actually cost a quantity well in excess of their real worth simply due to the fact that the selling club have played tough ball.

That stated, the French broad guy might and most likely need to’ve done a lot more in the time he’s been totally free of injury for the Blaugranes.

Maybe the club’s medical department requirement to turn the mirror on themselves too.

Undoubtedly these incessant injury issues, particularly associating with his hamstrings, could’ve been visualized?

Umtiti has actually struggled badly considering that his injury, and his decision to go it alone in regards to looking for treatment has actually likewise been utilized against him when fans have actually been wanting to allocate blame.

A colossus before the knee concern, he just isn’t the very same player as he was, and of the three, is most likely to be the most tough to move.

Reading elsewhere that there are no takers for Dembele at a preposterous ₤ 42m is worrying, and though there has actually been interest in Coutinho, none of it has caused a company offer, loan sensible or completely.

All of which asks the question … do they deserve another opportunity at the Camp Nou?

Bartomeu and Co want some players out due to the fact that of their lack of service nous and a need to stabilize the books, but is a Barca brimming with Coutinho, Dembele and Umtiti, stronger than a squad without them?