Ruben Neves

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Good player. I think not pursuing him was fair enough in the end, there were one or two doubts over his suitability. I think he could be great in Spain.
I see him like Raphinha - he's alright, but I don't think anyone will be losing sleep over Barcelona signing him.
 

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why did they sign Kessie
This baffled me at the time. I never saw how Kessie's style suited Barcelona. He's a very good player but he's more of a heavy metal central midfielder than a player in an orchestra. I never saw how his all action style would match what Xavi wants to do with his midfield. Kessie would've been more suited to Madrid but Madrid already has Camavinga. I'm sure Kessie will leave in the next year or so.
 

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Barça legend Gerard Pique to loan his body to the club on one euro contract, so that they can sell his vital organs. Funds raised to be used for Ruben Neves to warm bench.

Pique to go into cold storage until he can self-fund replacement organs. Pique then plans to run for Barcelona president.
 

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This baffled me at the time. I never saw how Kessie's style suited Barcelona. He's a very good player but he's more of a heavy metal central midfielder than a player in an orchestra. I never saw how his all action style would match what Xavi wants to do with his midfield. Kessie would've been more suited to Madrid but Madrid already has Camavinga. I'm sure Kessie will leave in the next year or so.
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This baffled me at the time. I never saw how Kessie's style suited Barcelona. He's a very good player but he's more of a heavy metal central midfielder than a player in an orchestra. I never saw how his all action style would match what Xavi wants to do with his midfield. Kessie would've been more suited to Madrid but Madrid already has Camavinga. I'm sure Kessie will leave in the next year or so.
My thought was it was good to offset their usual midfielders and bring some physicality to the team. Clearly Xavi has limited use for him though and doesn't seem to particularly rate what he does offfer. They bought him because he was free
They were trying to buy Wijnaldum a couple of years back too weren't they? Another midfielder that doesn't fit the usual mold but could bring what others lack.
 

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This baffled me at the time. I never saw how Kessie's style suited Barcelona. He's a very good player but he's more of a heavy metal central midfielder than a player in an orchestra. I never saw how his all action style would match what Xavi wants to do with his midfield. Kessie would've been more suited to Madrid but Madrid already has Camavinga. I'm sure Kessie will leave in the next year or so.
Think him FDJ and Pedri would be a very balanced midfield
 

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Not really a fan of Neves, I expect he'll be more for depth whilst Busquets is phased out for Frenkie. Kessie will be sold.
 

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Maybe they just brought him as he was available for free with the intention to sell him later on to fund other purchases, if that makes sense?
Great idea in fairness and it used to work a treat on the old FM games. Bring them in on a free and sell them for 200k with a 20m addon after playing 1 game and another 20m if they scored a goal.


Not sure if Neves is nimble enough or quick enough to compliment the Barca midfield, can see him going there and being back on loan in the PL with someone like Villa or Everton in a couple of years.
 
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