It’s vital that the board’s big brass in every club are in cognisance of the needs of its top playmakers when contemplating making critical offseason signings. Lionel Messi, Barca’s talisman, has been recently reported to have signalled his approval of the board’s designs to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro
Guerreiro is unquestionably one of the bigger names in the market with the Portuguese star having been a staple name for Dortmund as a formidable midfielder. The 26-year-old has proven his worth as a gifted offensive player with the way he’s able to move around the pitch.
In his 115 appearances with Borussia Dortmund, Guerreiro scored on 23 separate occasions while providing 21 assists. His agile maneuverability around defenders and the way he approaches the game with the combination of strength and agility puts him above everyone else.
Guirrero’s elite skills have caught the attention of Barcelona as they’re on the prowl for someone his offensive prowess and abilities. Despite having the services of veteran Jordi Alba in their club, it would benefit the squad better if they sign someone with the youth and potential of someone like Guerreiro.
Signing Guerreiro may help to shore up Barcelona’s weak left flank especially given Junior Firpo’s recent struggles. In Guirrero’s favour, Messi apparently is said to appreciate Guirrero’s hopeful inclusion to add depth to their squad. The possibility of someone with Guerreiro’s caliber would elevate Barca even more given the energy and overall consistency he would be able to add.
Being able to get the Messi’s nod of approval indicates the level of where Guerreiro is now and where he’s projected to be in years to come. It has been a stellar career for Messi given that he’s lauded as one of the best ever individual players the sport has ever seen, with his record-breaking six Ballon d’Or awards being ample testimony of the brilliance and respect he has as an athlete and a football professional second to none.