Martino wants Santiago Vergini to reinforce Barca defense

Barcelona is still searching for a central defender and the latest player to join Barca’s wish list is Argentine Santiago Vergini, a 24 year old centre back who plays for Newell’s Old Boys, the ex team of Barca’s new coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.

In fact, Santiago Vergini is one of the new coach’s weaknesses and who fully trusted the young man to play alongside Gabriel Heinze in Newell’s. It appears then that Martino has wasted no time in giving out a list of names in which appears the name of Santiago Vergini to strengthen the Blaugrana defense.

The young defender started out as a right-back but was reconverted by Gerardo Martino. He’s also a tall guy being 6ft 3in, and was teamed up with former Manchester United and Real Madrid veteran Gabriel Heinze, leader of the Newell’s Old Boys defense at 35 years of age.

Vergini has grown alongside Heinze and is currently on loan from Italian outfit Verona. The young player is pretty fast despite his large frame, handles the ball well and likes to anticipate play, in addition to being great in the air.

This young guy may be just the ticket and looks like he fits in with Barca’s plans perfectly.

What do you think, would Santiago Vergini be a welcome addition to FC Barcelona’s ranks or should they wait and get someone with more experience?

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  1. Ashimi Mudashiru says

    Barcelona need not to waste time again once Martino has recommended Santiago Vergini to be handle the central defence so nice then from spain or elsewhere get another one before the transfer window close

  2. japheth says

    bring him in quickly.

  3. Why are we still waiting’ when tata have choosen 1 for us, I no he can never see good thing for us and be quiet, so lets get him quick

  4. I which barcelona team should quickly fine good defender before season started. Because is most so important for good team have a defence line.

  5. ademola says

    Yes now? Barcelona should make a move as from now before the transfer window close, we need to be very fast because if we don’t a make any move to land a central defender it will be a huge problem for the club, please & please show interest by signing central defender barcelona is the club that we love must. Thank you barca sport director

  6. joel olagoke says

    A South American coach, 3 South American forwards: Messi, Neyma and Sanches + another South American defender to join Dani Alves and Adriano. Who cares, even if our midfield too is populated by South Americans as long as we win trophies and dominate the football world again.

  7. salau.f.o says

    it should be fast

  8. Akinpelu Afeez says

    that’s luk greath, bring him fore quickly so he wil straining wit d others, there is no time 2 waste again, nice coach wit sharp brian.

  9. Bring him quickly make it fast before the transfer window close,and look for other gud centre back

  10. Oscar Morris Ugwuanyi says

    He is the coach and only him can make the right choice.If the guy is good, bring him early.let the guy come

  11. Bernard Adaramola says

    Please bring in Santiago Vergini fast and forget about David Louis or Agger. Please earnestly ask for Wayne Rooney deal for Fabregas if Man United insist on Fabregas demand.

  12. Now that for the first time in a year and a half Barcelona finally got a coach, adding another midfielder would be unnecessary. With Busquets, Fabregas, Machirano, Adriano, Song, Dos Santos, Xavi and Iniesta Barca doesn’t need another midfielder, which will explain why they did nothing to stop Thiago from moving away. What Barca truly needs is 2 real defenders in the caliber of Pepe and Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid and again, “a coach”, any coach will be better than not having a coach at all. Tito was handed-down a dream team with 3 of the 5 best players in the world, with the best most supportive fans in the world in a club that is the world’s envy. Under his watch world class players such as Fabregas, Villa, Sanchez, Pedro mostly in the prime of their careers, declined beyond recognition. Watching these guys appearing at times as if they forgot how to play, missing sure shots in front of opposing side goalie was the first time I knew Barca had no coach, he just didn’t measure up. While I’m certain Tito is a fine human being and a wonderful friend and family, he wasn’t born to be a head coach, he never looked comfortable as one nor any of you felt assured watching this team concede 2-3 goals advantage to almost loose more than few games. We lost to Bayern because they were in a better form, not because they have a better squad, much like now and then Real Madrid beats us or we beat them. Two new defenders and a brand new coach will

  13. Samuel kwesi says

    All i wanted to see or read about this vergini guy is that he is fast and good in the air, and it seems he is both so… Lets Get Him Now, i mean NOW!!!

  14. Even novils abt football knws that barca need reinforcement at the back so,why waisting time before the window close just go for the guy!!!….


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