Barcelona supporters have named Juventus forward Paulo Dybala as their favored swap for Neymar in a survey, with Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho fourth on a rundown of five.
AS directed the vote, with Dybala, Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann noted as the alternatives. It was the previous who proved to be the best, taking 37 for every penny of the vote in front of Griezmann and Mbappe.
Coutinho was behind that trio according to Barca fans, with Dembele the main man less prominent.
As noted beneath, the players specified in the survey have all been tipped as men to conceivably fill the void left by Neymar:
They’ve said their goodbyes—let’s hear it: who replaces Neymar? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/KhZuekIjIK
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 2, 2017
Per AS, the Barca forward is ready to finish his turn to Paris Saint-Germain in the coming days, finishing a four-year remain at the Camp Nou.
Neymar will leave a major gap on the left half of the Barca assault when he does in the end take off. The Brazilian is not just sharp in the last third regarding his taking of risks, he’s a player who gives push to that flank and can help the Blaugrana through the stages.
Whoever comes in to supplant the Brazil universal has huge shoes to fill, as these numbers from MisterChip appear:
WINS: 140 (75%)
GOALS: 105 (1/146 min.)
ASSISTS: 59 (1/259 min.)
🇫🇷Au revoir🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/nNP3WNQppR
— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) August 2, 2017
Dybala is a man with the possibility to do as such. Amid his two seasons at Juventus he has been exciting, exceeding expectations at the sharp end of the pitch; he’s now helped Juve to two Serie A titles and the UEFA Champions League last season.
Amid that raced to the last, Barcelona discovered firsthand what Dybala can do, as he threatened them in a 3-0 win at the J Stadium. The Argentine’s spilling ability, burst of speed and left-footed completing was reminiscent of a specific Lionel Messi.
As substantiated by WhoScored.com, he’s quite great in dead ball circumstances as well:
Paulo Dybala: Scored the most direct free-kicks in Serie A last season (3) pic.twitter.com/oSgdc9CcL3
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 28, 2017
That explosiveness and ingenuity in the final third is something Neymar had too, although Dybala isn’t someone who has typically played on the left of a front three.
Coutinho did for Liverpool for long spells of the previous campaign and while he may not be a natural forward, nor that popular with Barcelona supporters, he’s a talent. The Reds man can glide past defenders, thread intelligent passes into gaps and score stunning goals from long range.
Considering that, it’s exceptional he isn’t higher up in the vote, even with such capable players in front of him. Writer Patrick Boyland trusts Coutinho might be a superior fit to supplant an alternate Barca star:
Coutinho would surely be better suited to eventually replacing Iniesta. Barca should be looking at Griezmann/Dembele to replace Neymar.
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) August 2, 2017
The issue Barcelona have will be getting these players in, notwithstanding for a club of their bore. Dybala and Coutinho both marked long haul bargains as of late, which means they would order stratospheric wholes of cash. Besides, there will be no real purpose with respect to Juventus or Liverpool to offer a key assaulting machine gear-piece.
Be that as it may, Barcelona, having lost such an imperative player, just should make a monstrous securing amongst now and the finish of the exchange window. It’ll be captivating to see where they turn.