Barcelona waited a long time for Ernesto Valverde. When they finally snared him last Summer, he proved he was worth the wait, almost going unbeaten in the league as Los Cúles cantered to first place.
A disappointing exit to Roma in the Champions League quarter-final, however, leaves a permanent blotch. The Catalan’s collapse might have been more mental than technical at the Stadio Olimpico, but some commentators pointed towards Barcelona’s thinning squad as a contributing factor. With Valverde expected to offer a more robust attempt at the European crown next year, here are five players he should sign.