Ronald Koeman's new Barcelona appeared in partnership with a blunt 4-0 against Villarreal on the matchday 1 it's from the season 2020-21. And although it is too early to venture what this new Barça will be and what it will see with the future of the season, some of the main lines of what can be seen from the Dutchman's team can already be outlined.
Opportunities for the new values in Ronald Koeman's Barcelona
The economic situation of Barça is not buoyant, which has forced the culé club to link its sports revolution with the relief of the accounts in the form of tokens. That has caused those of the Camp Nou to have almost 'given away’ to players like Luis Suárez to Atlético de Madrid and Iván Rakitic to Sevilla in order to free up the salary mass of their chips.
He has also released players like Nelson Semedo, Arthur or Carles Pérez among others with whom in addition to lightening the wage bill, has managed to scratch some transfer. But the exits have not been accompanied by many signings so it has opened a window for some young values of the culé club.
A) Yes, Pedri after his loan in Las Palmas, the club from which it was purchased, Aleña who returns from his home at Betis and Coutinho who does the same at Bayern seem to have a place in Koeman's new Barcelona. They are joined by the signings of young people Trincao Y Sergiño Dest, Ansu Fati's leap of responsibility, the arrival of Pjanic and the continuity of sacred cows like Piqué, Alba, Busquests and especially Leo Messi, after the summer soap opera.
Is this Barça favorite to win titles?
It is very soon as it is obvious and the market can still leave some surprises but according to the Sports Betting Dime portal, Ronald Koeman's team salt como second favorite in predictions (+175) below a Real Madrid that continues to make adjustments but is far from the dominant team we were used to.
Of course, we will be attentive to the evolution of the team that was the defense of that mythical ‘Dream Team‘ of Johan Cruyff. On paper, had a good teacher although his previous step in the League directing Valencia I wasn't the best.