Two positions where Marc Casado can shine for Barcelona – report

Date:

Marc Casado of FC Barcelona.
Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

The necessary steps that FC Barcelona definitely have to take moving forward are quite clear. No longer can they rely on massive signings to bail them out, and must instead return to their roots. For Barcelona, those roots lie in the very academy and youth ranks of the club that have produced many of the sport’s greatest players.

One of the names that will undoubtedly have a lot of trust from within Barcelona moving forward is 20-year-old midfielder Marc Casado. The first captain of Barcelona Atletic, the defensive midfielder is regarded as an extension of Rafa Marquez himself when he commands his team on the pitch while the coach stands on the sidelines.

In fact, Barcelona trust the abilities of the player so much that they have decided to prolong his stay at the club already. Just recently, the 20-year-old Spaniard ended up signing a renewal with FC Barcelona that keeps him at the club until 2028, and exponentially increases his chances of playing for the first team next season.

However, the question that many ask as a consequence of that revolves around being unsure of how exactly Casado will fit in the Barcelona first team led by Hansi Flick. That is where SPORT has managed to come in and highlight two positions where the player can deliver his services.

The primary, and priority, usage of Casado could be as one-half of Flick’s preferred double pivot system. For the former Bayern Munich coach, his reliance on the double pivot system is exactly what has allowed his teams to have the freedom and attacking creativity that they tend to have.

Casado, naturally, would be a very good fit for the new Barcelona coach if he manages to impress. However, there is another role that Marc Casado can aspire to: right-back.

Over the course of his journey under Rafa Marquez, the Barcelona Atletic coach managed to transform Marc Casado into a much more versatile player who is quite capable of operating as a makeshift right-back if needed.

Coincidently, Barcelona are looking for fullbacks to secure as per reports. Hansi Flick wants a more defensive-minded option in the team as well, and courtesy of Casado’s versatility and adaptable profile, he can offer such a solution.

However, while his renewal may be signed, and while the player himself may be a versatile profile, everything will depend on how he manages to impress Flick during the pre-season.

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

Recommended Articles

Related Articles

Lamine Yamal wants to face off against his Barcelona hero

As has been mentioned many times before, fate and FC Barcelona have a unique relationship. The Catalan club...

Barcelona have a new Plan B for Nico Williams thanks to the Euros

FC Barcelona already have an established list of players they wish to pursue in the summer. The Catalan...

Javier Tebas says the gap between Barcelona and Real Madrid is getting closer

In terms of their financial situation, FC Barcelona are gradually finding normality again. It is this very normality...

The reasons behind Kounde’s surprise visit to Barcelona

The preseason has already kicked off for FC Barcelona as they prepare themselves for next season. La Blaugrana...

Ollie Watkins says Barcelona have someone who is a better player than he was at 16-17

FC Barcelona and the entirety of the football world is now waiting for a certain conclusion. The final...

Lamine Yamal shares what Hansi Flick told him ahead of Spain vs France

Connection are what make FC Barcelona, or any other club for that matter, feel more united. Any team...

Barcelona, Man City fast-track negotiations for €25m fullback

After having him in their squad for the 2023-24 season, FC Barcelona are looking to take the Portuguese...

Hansi Flick wishes to retain aging Barcelona midfielder for his physicality

This summer will likely lead to a lot of changes for FC Barcelona to manage. La Blaugrana have...

‘One of the greatest ever’… Rival coach hails Barcelona star

With his performances with FC Barcelona in the 2023-24 season, and with Spain in the UEFA EURO 2024,...

Hansi Flick officially concludes his first Barcelona double-session

This summer will be an important one for Barcelona for many different reasons. La Blaugrana will finally get...

Barcelona has everything ready to sign Nico Williams – report

Barcelona are now more than ready to face the challenge of making elite signings. While the Catalan club...

Barcelona to make Flick’s new signing official tomorrow – report

FC Barcelona are still trying to work non-stop to ensure that the squad remains in top shape. Physicality...