Martino to place his bets on a young central defender

In a change of tack, Gerardo Martino is placing all his bets on a young central defender for the Blaugrana club. It’s not actually a change for the coach, as he has insisted all along that the likes of David Luiz or Daniel Agger may not fit in with his project at Barca.

Therefore, the coach will put his trust in Puyol and the young defenders such as Bartra and Bagnack while keeping an eye on a player from a modest team. More on Barca’s defense issues

Should Barca sign a new central defender?

Barcelona’s defense has been questionable this season and the question has arisen as to whether the Blaugranas should invest in another central defender. Barca has players that can fill in at the back but it’s not a long term solution for the club. With Carles Puyol not getting any younger, Barca may have to look at their options in order to provide stability at the back.