Five Top Players Sold By Pep Guardiola At Barcelona And How They Fared Later On
Pep Guardiola is a world-class tactician. The Spaniard has managed top European clubs and is one of the most decorated managers of the 21st century.
Pep Guardiola’s Barca manager developed Messi and Iniesta to become world-class players. His tenure at Barcelona wasn’t all roses, as he offloaded some of Camp Nou’s top players. Pep Guardiola sold five football stars during his time at Barcelona. Here’s how they fared later.>>>>>CONTINUE READING HERE>>>>>
5. . Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Guardiola brought Ibrahimovic to Camp Nou to illustrate how highly he respected him, but things didn’t go as planned. After six months on the bench at Camp Nou, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s relationship with the Spaniard deteriorated. He moved to AC Milan in 2011 initially on loan, then permanently. In his debut season with AC Milan, he won Seria A.
4. Samuel Eto’o
Samuel Eto’o demonstrated Pep Guardiola made a tremendous mistake by letting him join inter Milan less than a year after he was switched for Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite scoring 36 goals in Barcelona’s treble-winning season.
In his debut season at inter, the Cameroonians won the treble after beating Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
Ronaldinho was one of the top players at Camp Nou under Pep Guardiola. In 207 games, he scored 94 goals and won five titles for Barcelona. The Catalan management chose to sell him due to his luxurious off-field lifestyle. Brazilian moved to AC Milan for €16.7 million and impressed in two seasons. Due to ill discipline, he was transferred to Flamengo in 2011.
2. Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure was one of his generation’s best midfielders. His relationship with Pep Guardiola wasn’t great at Camp Nou, and he left for Manchester City in 2010. The Ivory Coast international became a cult legend with Manchester City, winning many League titles
Former Portugal midfielder Deco tops this list. Deco was a camp favourite. He scored 20 goals in 160 games for Barcelona over four seasons.
The midfielder won the UEFA Champions League with Porto (2004) and Barcelona (2006). Pep Guardiola sold him to Chelsea in 2008 despite his pedigree. Deco scored five goals in 43 games for the Stamford Bridge fans in 2009/10.