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If there’s one thing Ronald Koeman’s Barca need to improve this season, it’s to be a lot more clinical in the third striker.

Although he scored the most goals in Liga Santander last season with 85, there have been stages in the campaign where Barcelona missed clear chances, chances that if they were converted they would have won more than points for the Blaugrana and could have seen them win the league title.

It was clear that Koeman was aware of this lack of attack, and almost as soon as the season ended Barcelona announced the signings of Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero.

In just two preseason games, Memphis has already impressed, scoring two goals and more importantly, making a noticeable difference in the squad.

“He is a player who, due to his quality and strength, gives the team more than just goals,” Koeman said after Barcelona’s 3-0 pre-season victory over Stuttgart, during which Memphis was listed on the scoresheet.

The former Lyon star has the ability to maneuver himself and create chances in difficult situations, which Barcelona will need against defensive opposition.

Memphis’ connection with Antoine Griezmann also gives plenty of reason for optimism, although it is still unclear whether the Frenchman will be at Barcelona on September 1.

What is undeniable is that the Catalan giants have started the summer on a high note, scoring ten goals in just three games, with two more warm-up matches to come before the start of the season against Red Bull Salzburg and Juventus. .

All of this progress has been made without three players who have yet to play after their Copa America duties: Aguero, Emerson Royal and Lionel Messi.

Messi is yet to sign his new Barcelona contract as the club continue to try to resolve their perilous financial situation, but there is optimism that he will do so this week.

If all goes according to plan for Barcelona, ​​Messi and Aguero will be back in the squad soon and the offensive quality of the squad will only increase.



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