Fiorentina are chasing Marc Bartra to replace Savic
Marc Bartra has not been a very popular personality at the Camp Nou. Even though he has been a Barca player through and through, graduating from la Masia with a great future predicted ahead, there seems to be a notion that he is done at the club. It has been so ever since that fateful night against Gareth Bale in the Cup where he was literally bossed by the Welshman, who then proceeded to score the winner of the tie. Ever since that loss, Bartra has been kept away from the team. Even his own fans who once hailed him as the eventual heir to Pique, have nothing but vitriol for the Spaniard.
In such circumstances, it is obvious that a move would suit both the parties and one of them can be to La Viola, the perennial Serie A underachievers (or overachievers, depending on the way you look at it). The club have been relatively stable since the unexpected change in their coach over the close season and have been silently upgrading their squad in key areas. One such are was the creativity on the wings, where they have just signed Cristian Tello. The winger/playmaker is a close friend of Bartra and has appealed to his ex-teammate to follow his footsteps and into the Italian peninsula, where there hasn’t been a true replacement of Stefan Savic so far.
Here’s Tello talking about Bartra:
“I often speak with him, he’s a friend of mine but he hasn’t spoken about the idea of Fiorentina.
“He complimented me for arriving at Fiorentina, I think he’s a top player who would be helpful to Fiorentina.
“I think Bartra is someone who needs to play and feel important to the team. I think it’s a step he should take for his career.”
The 25 year old defender would be of definite value to the inconsistent Viola squad and it would be certainly one of the better decisions of his career if he chose to link up with Tello and Paolo Sousa.
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