Monday, 13 October 2008

Barcelona could make Crosas return in 2010

In an interview with Scottish tabloid Sunday Mail, Barcelona player Eidur Gudjonsen has said that he thinks that Barcelona could well use the option (read more here) to bring Celtic Glasgow central midfielder Marc Crosas (20) back to Barcelona in the summer of 2010:

"Barcelona inserted clauses into Marc's contract so they can buy him back and that is understandable. When a player grows up with a club and you don't see him developing in the near future you might want to let him go with an option to re-sign him.

Marc trained with us for parts of last year and was on our pre-season tour so he's a player I know well and have a lot of admiration for. He's a lovely boy and a good footballer, a defensive midfielder with the ability to get forward.

He was on loan at Lyon last season and is definitely one for the future but he'll need time to adapt to the Scottish game. I didn't follow his situation too closely but was a bit surprised Barcelona let him go.

However, I don't know if it was more a case of Marc wanting to leave because he probably wouldn't have been in the first 11 or even 15 for Barcelona this season. He's in his 20s and had played enough for the B side so needed a bigger challenge to progress his career. When you're not making the step up to the first team it's probably better to look elsewhere.

The fact Barcelona were willing to let Marc go doesn't make him a bad player. Eto'o was allowed to leave Real Madrid at a young age and look at him now. Players' careers develop in a different way and Marc has taken a great step forward. I'm sure he'll be an excellent signing for Celtic.

Marc has great ability, awareness and tactical knowledge. Boys who grow up at Barcelona have excellent passing and one-touch ability. Marc never seems to be in trouble and always appears to have so much time on the ball. He's not afraid to put his foot in either so playing in Scotland will not be a problem for him. He's not big or physically strong but can hold his own.

Having said that, against the occasional Scotsman he might come off second best but he doesn't lack heart or determination and Celtic can be happy to have captured a good player like Marc. He's used to pressure because at Barcelona you grow up with that so being an Old Firm player won't faze him.

Marc is a also a great character off the park, always laughing and joking. He won't have any problems adapting to the Celtic dressing room."

Read more:
How is Crosas dloing at Celtic?

2 comments:

HouseMD said...

Maybe it was a little bit unfair to give a chance to Busquets before him.
He didn't play much at Lyon, but surely played more first team matches than Busquets. If he develops into a much better player it would be great to see him at FCB again.

KEMPE cy said...

if they let toure out he has a lot of chances to come back home.. becouse i do not see out there any exelent dmc.. so barca may try him out once again..

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