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Arturo Vidal SLAMS Barcelona for only having ’13 professional players’ and having so many youngsters



‘It’s not what Barcelona deserves… you can’t always win with DNA’: Arturo Vidal slams Nou Camp outfit for having ‘only 13 professionals’ and too many youth products in the first team as he looks set to follow Lionel Messi out of the door

Barcelona are in a complete crisis following a trophyless 2019-20 seasonArturo Vidal says they need more than 13 professional players in the team The 33-year-old also slammed the number of young ‘DNA’ players in the squadThe Chilean says wantaway star Lionel Messi needs help from better playersVidal, who could also leave the Nou Camp, said he would never join Real Madrid 

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has hit out at his own club for only having ’13 professional players’ and so many youth products in the first team.

The Catalan club are in crisis following a trophyless season, compounded by the shock 8-2 Champions League quarter-final defeat by Bayern Munich earlier this month. 

New manager Ronald Koeman is planning an overhaul of the Barcelona squad, which is likely to see the likes of Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets make way for younger players, but Vidal claims that they need better players rather than academy products.

Arturo Vidal has hit out at Barcelona for only having ’13 professional players’ in their squad

Speaking on YouTube, Vidal hinted that Barcelona have far too many young ‘DNA’ players 

Vidal told Daniel Habif’s YouTube channel: ‘The last three years are not what a team like Barcelona deserves. The best team in the world cannot have 13 professional players. You cannot always win with DNA. 

‘(Lionel) Messi is the best in the world, an extraterrestrial, but he needs help so that better results can be achieved.’

The Catalans lost the title to arch-rivals Real Madrid this summer, while they were also knocked out of the Copa del Rey earlier this year. 

Barcelona have also been rocked by Messi’s shock transfer request last week with Manchester City his most likely destination.

The Chilean could leave Barcelona this summer and has been linked with a move to Inter Milan

The 33-year-old claims wantaway star Lionel Messi (left) needs more help to get success 

Vidal is another player who could end up leaving the Nou Camp this summer, with the 33-year-old midfielder linked with a move to Inter Milan.

When asked whether Barcelona’s players were ‘transferable’ this summer, Vidal said: ‘I have never understood placing the players with that word. It is very ugly. 

‘If a player wants to leave or you want to sell him, find him a team but don’t say so. It is to pass it on, and each person needs respect.’

Vidal (right) confirmed he would never join rivals Real Madrid due to the respect for Barca fans

The Chilean midfielder issued a come-and-get-me-plea in the interview to clubs interested in his services from this summer.

However, Vidal confirmed that he would not sign for Real Madrid, as he has enjoyed a healthy relationship with the Barcelona faithful. 

He added: ‘I am in a situation of being thrown away to see if someone wants to receive me. 

‘I have earned the complete affection of the people of Barcelona, that is why I would not play for Real Madrid.’

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