Michael Cerna, a fellow B/R writer, wrote an interesting article concerning the debate about the future of CristianTello. The debate centers on whether La Blaugrana should sell Tello or not.
Tello should remain with FC Barcelona because both have a lot to offer each other. The reasons are explained in this article.
Need for Younger Players in Barca
Tello is in the beginning of his career while La Blaugrana is in need of younger players. Carle Puyol, Eric Abidal and Xavi Hernandez were born in the 1980s, and they are beginning to show signs of less agility.
Abidal, Xavi and Puyol deserve praise for their contributions to Barca. Unfortunatly, the truth is that players in their second decade of life are more agile than those of the third or fourth decade.
UEFA Champions League Contribution
Tello was at his finest during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen in the beginning of March. While Lionel Messi scored the most goals in the match, Tello stepped up to the field to score two more.
Tello was very powerful in this match and earned the respect of players and coach Pep Guardiola.
Tello comes from the FC Barcelona academy and would fit into the club's form of play. Tello would be less expensive in contract, purchase and training than Neymar.
Neymar is a great player, but the drama surrounding him is not worth the time and headeache for Barca.
The reasons for Barca keeping Tello are many, but the three cardinal reasons are there. I hope that the B/R readers enjoyed this article and can contribute to this debate initiated by Cerna.