FC Barcelona: 5 Players Who Deserved to Leave

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IJanuary 30, 2012

FC Barcelona: 5 Players Who Deserved to Leave

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    Allan Jiang wrote about the 10 people that FC Barcelona made a mistake in signing. After reading his article, I decided to write an article about five people who deserved to leave Barca.

    The reasons for leaving range from not living to the expectations at the time of signing to personality conflicts. The people who deserved to leave Barca are numerous but the ones chosen are the top five.

    The choices (and the reasons for them) are personal, but sit back, relax and enjoy the slideshow.

1. Maxi Lopez

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    Maxi Lopez signed with FC Barcelona in the year 2005 as a replacement for Henrik Larsson (via Total Barca). The result was a disaster after a successful performance for Barca against Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League.

    Lopez did not appear to fit in with FC Barcelona and was loaned to Mallorca. In Mallorca, he scored two goals within 25 matches. FC Barcelona allowed Lopez to be transferred to FC Moscow. Lopez scored nine goals within 22 matches before going to Gremio.

    Lopez scored 11 goals within 24 matches at Gremio before going to Catania. Catania loaned Lopez to AC Milan this year.

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is another player who deserved to leave FC Barcelona. Ibrahimovic had conflicts with Pep Guardiola and apparently did not like the club or its members.

    The evidence is present in his autobiography in which Pep Guardiola and Barca greats (such as Lionel Messi), are attacked. Ibrahimovic eventually left FC Barcelona for AC Milan.

    I will remember him for putting himself first before club.

3. Diego Armando Maradona

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    Diego Armando Maradona signed with FC Barcelona in the era of Udo Lattek. According to the FC Barcelona website dedicated to Udo Lattek, Maradona "brought more headaches to the club"

    It was a pity that Maradona was remembered that way since he was a great player in his time.

4. Gabriel Milito

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    Gabriel Milito signed with FC Barcelona in the year 2007. His last season (2010-2011) was a disaster for La Blaugrana.

    According to Barcablaugranes, Milito lacked pace and was out of position during the Barca matches. Milito suffered from weak tackling and allowed 15 goals within 1,000 minutes of playing time.

    FC Barcelona conceded 39 goals within the 2010-2011 season.

5. Dmytro Chygrynskiy

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    Dmytro Chygrynskiy was a mistake from the beginning when he signed with FC Barcelona. According to Sports Illustrated, Chygrynskiy will be remembered as an out of place and position player.

    Chygrynskiy appeared to be clumsy and slow when it came to the ball. He also played superficially during the 2009-2010 season.

    Pep Guardiola was willing to assume responsibility for his signing. Chygrynskiy just could not fit in with FC Barcelona.


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    The attempt to discuss those who deserved to leave FC Barcelona was interesting. The compilation in this slideshow is a personal opinion.

    I am aware that there may be other opinions about who deserved to leave. I hope that this slideshow generates a discussion on which player deserved or deserves to leave.