After penning Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong, it would seem as if Barcelona has all they need to contend for a treble this coming season. So why are they going after Neymar to add to an already loaded attack? There are probably many factors that go into their pursuit of Neymar, but with current looming questions about how the lineup will work out with the current roster and the amount of talent they already possess, a potential move may seem unnecessary to some.
As the calendar turns to July and the transfer season is in full swing, the three-year saga to whether or not Griezmann will leave Atlético Madrid has seemed to reach its climax as he is in the process for a move to FC Barcelona. This would obviously be one of the biggest signings in the window so far, trailing Hazard to Real Madrid, and probably the most interesting signing of the window. These two questions loom: What position will he play? What implications will his inclusion have on the rest of Barcelona's current squad?
College is a wonderful place where people have the opportunity to constantly learn about themselves and grow as individuals. College students are challenged everyday with high-level academic concepts, on top of facing countless social experiences. While college provides many wonderful opportunities for people and, more or less, an avenue for social equality, there is a legitimate concern about the high costs to attend a university. More specifically, it is a concern about how these costs provide a roadblock to the idea that college is the greatest avenue that provides newfound economic opportunity.
Much like NBA free agency, the summer transfer window in soccer provides the opportunity for clubs to change the dynamic of their team going into the next season. For fans, it provides a sense of hope that the changes made will bring positive results for their clubs going into the future. The buzz around the window also keeps the discussion and media coverage around club soccer going year-round. Unfortunately, too many clubs go about it the wrong way.
On the heels of FC Barcelona's Champions League disaster to Liverpool at Anfield, it is pertinent to talk about how Champions League results can define or derail an entire season for big clubs outside the Premier League.