The Death Of The Box-To-Box Midfielder.

In English football, some of the most celebrated players in recent history have been the dynamic box-to-box midfielders. Typified by Lampard and Gerrard in...
Ritesh Gogineni
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Barcelona have been linked with numerous midfielders across Europe including Thiago and Miralem Pjanic as they seek a replacement for Andres Iniesta. Some reports have claimed that Lionel Messi prefers Pjanic of Juventus to be Iniesta’s replacement. Both Pjanic and Thiago play in a much deeper role than Eriksen but the Dane has shown at times that he can be versatile. Mauricio Pochettino has used him in variety of roles including in central midfield where Eriksen has excelled because of his excellent work rate despite his smaller physical frame.

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Don Balon(Express quotes them as the source in their report) is the source of this transfer rumour and the Spanish outlet are a Tier 5 source in our Football Transfer Sources Reliability Guide. A Tier 5 source is highly unreliable with their reporting, so unless other sources pick up this story, Barcelona fans should not get their hopes up too high.

 

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