Considering the way the 2018/19 season has progressed, Barcelona should be relieved that their gamble of going into this campaign with one recognised left-back has paid off.
Following Lucas Digne’s move to Everton last summer, Jordi Alba was the only first choice left-back at Camp Nou.
Juan Miranda and Marc Cucurella were the other two options available for Ernesto Valverde, but the latter was allowed to join Eibar on a season-long loan deal.
On the last page of Thursday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo, journalist Miguel Rico brings an update on the La Liga winners’ plans for next season.
He claims that Miranda has failed to convince the former Athletic Club Bilbao manager, while Cucurella ‘does not seem to give what was asked’ while on loan at Eibar.
As the aforementioned two players have struggled, Rico claims the Spanish champions have decided to bring in a new player who can be a backup for Jordi Alba.
On March 22nd, Mundo Deportivo reported that Barcelona have identified Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal, Alberto Moreno of Liverpool, Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis and Rayo Vallecano’s Alex Moreno as targets and a ‘final decision’ will be taken in the ‘next few weeks’.
So far, no decision has been taken and it looks like it will be only done after the end of the season.