David Villa, Pedri, Cesc Fabregas - Barcelona
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | Barcelona often spends quite a lot of money to buy players. In fact, several names are paid by El Barca with a fairly high transfer value. The arrival of several successful star players raised the achievements of the Catalan team. Various trophies from prestigious championships in Spain, Europe, and the world can be embraced by Barcelona. So far, Philippe Coutinho is still the most expensive player status that Barcelona had bought. The Brazilian player was paid by Los Cules from Liverpool for 135 million euros. Apart from foreign players, Barcelona is not anti-buying local players to strengthen their squad. Even the Blaugrana often have to take deep pockets to take players from Spain. So, who are the Spanish players who arrived at Barcelona at an expensive price? Here are some of the names.
Pedri - The 18-year-old has caught the attention of world football with some of his exciting stunts
Barcelona signed Pedri from Las Palmas in 2020. The Spanish giants spent 20 million euros to bring Pedri to Camp Nou. The 18-year-old midfielder immediately became a real contributor with Barcelona. He showed an amazing performance in the middle row to get a call to strengthen the Spanish national team. So far, Pedri has recorded 56 performances in all competitions with Barcelona. He managed to score 4 goals and six assists from that performance.
2. Gerard Lopez
Gerard Lopez studied at Barcelona's La Masia high school. However, the Spanish midfielder started his professional career as a player at Valencia. Gerard helped Los Che slide into the 1999/2000 Champions League final. Barcelona also bought his coach in 2000 from Valencia for 21. Six million euros. Gerard is not always a special option at Camp Nou. He recorded 135 performances over 5 years before continuing his profession at AS Monaco.
3. Paco Alcacer
After performing admirably with Valencia, Paco Alcacer was brought to Barcelona. The transfer fee for the Spanish striker reached 30 million euros. Throughout the two seasons wearing the Blaugrana uniform, Alcacer was only a layer for Luis Suarez. In the end, he only managed to play around 50 times in all competitions. Alcacer has scored 15 goals for Barcelona. Although the data is not too bad, Barcelona seems less happy until the player is released to Borussia Dortmund.
4. Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas started his football profession at La Masia high school. However, he was taken by Arsenal in 2003 when he was 16 years old. After developing with Arsenal, Fabregas chose to return to Barcelona in 2011. He was then bought by the Blaugrana for a fee of 34 million euros. Fabregas has won six titles in three seasons at Camp Nou. He scored 42 goals in 151 appearances for Barcelona before joining Chelsea in 2014.
5. David Villa
To strengthen the front row, Barcelona brought in David Villa in 2010. The Spanish bomber was paid from Valencia for 40 million euros. Villa had a successful profession in Barcelona. He has won eight titles including two La Liga titles and one Champions League trophy. However, Villa's association with Barcelona ended in 2013. The former Spanish national team bomber was released to Atletico Madrid for a fee of 2.1 million euros.