The 25 year old Barcelona centre back Marc Bartra will join Borussia Dortmund in the coming days. Borussia Dortmund have been looking for a centre back since their star defender Mats Hummels left the club for Bayern Munich. Bartra agreed on a four year contract with Dortmund after a brilliant 14-year run at Barcelona. He is the second player to leave the Catalan side after Dani Alves to joined Juventus.
Bartra had a radiant career with Barcelona, winning 5 league titles, 2 Champions’ leagues, and several other cups.
Borussia Dortmund now have 3 centre backs – Marc Bartra, Neven Subotic, and Sokratis. The 3 would fight for the two centre back spots available in the BVB formation to keep the defense strong.
On the other hand, Barcelona will have to look for players to fill up the crevices in their defense. After losing Dani Alves, Marc Bartra, and potentially Javier Mascherano, who may leave the side this year, the Catalan side would have only Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Jeremy Mathieu as their first team defenders. Though they have youngsters like Douglas, Luis Enrique (Manager) needs to look for players to strengthen the defense.
We’ll have to wait to see how Bartra fits into the Borussia Dortmund side, and who giants, Barcelona look to sign in the summer.
BY KUNAL (Intern)