It has been a busy summer for FC Barcelona’s negotiators. There haven’t been many players arriving. We have, however, found buyers for 3 of the first team players who did not feature in Pep Guardiola’s plans for 2011-12 and are still hunting for suitors for a few others. Also, Rosell’s negotiators have, after a protracted saga, convinced Udinese to part with our new number 9, Alexis. It also seems very likely that one of the longest transfer sagas is about to end to bring a much coveted midfielder to Camp Nou.
However, the most talked about weakness of Guardiola’s great team last season was the defense. There were injuries, players were played out of position, and there was a hue-and-cry about how we desperately needed to strengthen the defense come summer.