I hammered ‘raisin’ from a giant of Europe to wrestle by a p…

Following Lionel Messi’s exit, FC Barcelona have started working on the replacement generation that will take over the reins of the team in the years to come. Players like Pedri, Gavi and Ansu Fati are starting to cement themselves as the ‘stars’ of a staff’s future who expects to go back to the top of the hand of Xavi Hernández, leader of the sports project of the Barcelona institution. Nevertheless, said reserve went relegando to ostracism to several of the “sacred cows” of the place, and one of them lost his place for this season.

Such is the case of Gérard Martelé, to the one that the coach of the Catalans communicated to him during the pre-season which does not have him and does not see him as a starter during this campaign. The egarense reunited with the central makes several weeks to expose to him his expensive decision to face in a conversation where they exchanged opinions regarding the situation of the ‘3’. As various information, the technician’s decision would have been based on “his high salary, his repeated injuries and his permanent distractions”.

This unknown stage for the defender, indisputable headliner of the 2009-2010 season, wanted to be taken advantage of by a great player in Europe. Juventus Turin, whose defense was weakened after Matthijs de Ligt’s match against Bayern Munich, interested in the Catalan defender to fill the Dutchman’s place in the line-up, as he informed the ‘OneFootball’ portal. However, Gerard doesn’t want to dress another T-shirt from the old continent who wasn’t the blaugrana, for which he refused the offer.

And it is that the legendary blaugrana defender has only one goal, that is to show him to Xavi that he is mistaken passing it to second flat and to leave evidence that he is the best seat of the Catalan group. I hammered home that he has shown them on repeated occasions both to his coach and to Joan Laporta who will put all his efforts to obtain the title in the place of the egarense, and the refusal to the ‘bianconeri’ only does strengthen his promise. Now in his hands is to show that he still has the level to be the leader of the culé defense.

The most difficult exam of his career

This season will be one of the most difficult tests of the player’s career, the one who expects to visit a different way from that transitaron Xavi, Puyol and Iniesta. The three blaugrana legends have seen how age and the physicist have come to them by invoice, making them lose their place in the hands of young figures. Hammered’s case is distinct, since he feels in full condition to compete with you with other staff membersby what it will remain in his hands to achieve a gap in the initial eleven or suppose that his stage in Can Barça begins to reach its final.

With it looks in the MLS

In the same way, the world champion in 2010 put at Major League Soccer as his last “unemployed” before “hanging the boots”. The defender does not claim to play in any other team that was not FC Barcelona as he sits fit for the top flight, but when he considers that he cannot contribute to the team at all, states United will be his destination. As “OneFootball”, the Catalan already has an offer from Los Angeles Galaxyby what in North America one should expect of him.

Mary I. Bruner