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Is Angelo Ogbonna Barcelona’s next centre-back?
The Italian completes 93.9 percent of his passes, and he is relativity strong in the tackle.
He’s not like Gerard Pique, who relies on positional awareness, even though the Spaniard’s positioning has been dreadful in recent memory.
Carles Puyol has been playing with injury throughout his career and doesn’t use it as an excuse. Well, it’s now a hindrance.
At 34 years old, his body has deteriorated so badly that he gets turned inside out by any footballer with a bit of pace and trickery.
Angelo is going to be proactive in winning back the ball.
Ogbonna has had a good season, but he was embarrassingly bad in the 4-3 loss to Cagliari.
He displayed impulsivity (not a good trait in CBs) when he body checked diminutive Marco Sau to concede the penalty.
AO gave away another penalty, and in the process was sent off, when he took down Mauricio Pinilla.
The alternative to Ogbonna is Nicolas N'Koulou, though the Cameroonian has had some questionable displays for Marseille this season.
What about Marquinhos? He's in a league of his own in terms of teenage centre-backs.
He’s the most desired young CB in the world, but Roma will hold onto him (and Erik Lamela), unless Manchester City or Chelsea break the bank. How can Barca compete financially?