17 December 2011
There won't be signing for the injury to David Villa
Barça has already decided, after making a rapid assessment technique, there will be no signing of winter to replace Villa, although they are both injured Barca players and long-term: the Asturian and Afellay . Always open, of course, the possibility arises that a bargain value worthwhile advantage, as was the case Afellay a year ago, but the coaching staff prefers to Barcelona until the end with what you have, with the possible strengthening of Jonathan Soriano .
The directive Barca and Guardiola sports management yesterday assessed the possibility of some incorporation and since the first time first-team coach was in favor of no sign , so quickly dismissed the subject.
If circumstances require, by the end of January you can modify the criteria, but Pep's will is very strong: it conveys the feeling that does not believe in what you have. Andoni Zubizarreta , Barca sports director, left him quite clear yesterday, though without closing any doors so strongly: "Our approach is always the same, I show the day of BATE Borisov: always look at the quarry, is the most important part of the philosophy of this club," he said.
So, Isaac Cuenca will continue to gain prominence in the first team, like Alexis Sanchez Villa's main competitor for a place in the last few games. They could unite them forward Jonathan Soriano , already made the preseason with the first team until he injured on the summer tour.
Guardiola believes in its potential and, in fact, before the injury had been thinking seriously about calling in the first team. However, Pep did not want to intervene in a situation in which, for obvious reasons of competition, have a few minutes. Now, as things stand and recovered Soriano, priorities may have changed. Moreover, club sources denied the possibility of including Fernando Torres on loan from Chelsea, as has been rumored in some quarters. (via MD)