There is no doubt that the fans of FC Barcelona will look on the season just gone as a poor one, despite the fact that the players managed to send the outgoing manager Luis Enrique off with the Copa Del Rey to add to his list of trophy successes.
The fact that great rivals Real Madrid added a 12th Champions League to the rare La Liga title will really hurt and the new manager Ernesto Valverde is well aware of this having played for the club, so it is no surprise that he has begun with some strong words to declare his intention of winning everything next season.
It is likely to be a tight race between the Spanish giants and I think it would be a great year to go and see a game, with companies like BAC Sports Travel to sort out your tickets and everything else. Barca will be boosted by the fact that they came out on top in the clashes with Real Madrid but unfortunately they let themselves down by dropping points in games they would expect to win easily.
One of the major problems is seen as the failure to replace the Brazil international right back Dani Alves and according to a report in The Mirror the new boss is keen to address this with a £45 million transfer bid for the Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin, who began his career with Barcelona at the La Masia academy.
This signing would be a great start to the summer for Valverde and with the likes of Messi, Neymar and Suarez surely stung by the disappointment of the last campaign, I would not be surprised if Valverde’s trophy declaration comes true. don’t miss it!