Barcelona is changing. The times of the 'MSN' are over, important exponents of the goal have left the team and, after Josep Maria Bartomeu's time at the helm, Joan Laporta has had to manage a club with financial difficulties and the mission to shine again with several unusual changes to the squad.
The most notable of these was the departure of Leo Messi. This, in fact, has displaced Gerard Pique, centre-back and captain, to the position of top scorer of the squad taking into account his absolute records, that is to say, the goals he has scored in total in his career in Barcelona. In his case, this represents almost the entirety of his professional footballing life.
The defender has scored 51 goals as a Barca player. He is followed in the ranking by Ousmane Dembele, with 30, Jordi Alba, with 22, Sergio Busquets, with 15, Ansu Fati, with 13, and Sergi Roberto, with 12. Luis Suarez scored 197 goals for the Catalan side, Messi 672 and Neymar 134.
This difference between the previous and current goal podium in the Barcelona squad is evidence of the new air with which Ronald Koeman faces the new season. It is time to make the most of an attack led by Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong, Kun Agüero, Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite.
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