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Barcelona do not need a centre-back, says Bartra

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Barcelona defender Marc Bartra believes the club do not need to purchase another centre-back.

Bartra made just eight appearances in La Liga last season but has helped the Spain Under-21s to the final of the European Championships, keeping a clean sheet in every match.

There have been many rumours regarding centre-backs moving to the Camp Nou, with Vincent Kompany, Thiago Silva and Laurent Koscielny all speculated to be on Barcelona’s radar.

Bartra told AS: "All I can do is focus on my game and show those that watch me play that I’m good enough to stay at Barca and that perhaps the club doesn’t need to buy another centre-back.

"I know that by being at Barca there will always be a lot of completion for centre-back but that’s what these [Under-21] tournaments are for, to show people how good you are. That is how I’m looking at it."

The 22-year-old has made 24 appearances overall for the Catalan giants, although only 12 of them have been in the league.

He made six appearances in the Champions League last season and was involved in both legs of the semi-final, where Barcelona were beaten 7-0 on aggregate by eventual tournament winners Bayern Munich.

The Espanyol youth product has scored one goal for Barcelona, helping his side come from behind to beat Malaga 3-1.

Despite winning La Liga, some would say it was a poor season for Barcelona, losing in the semi-finals of the Champions League and being knocked out at the same stage of the Copa del Rey.

 

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