NPL Sports, 26th December : An in-depth study has shown two Premier League stars as the perfect signings for Barcelona.
Online betting site BetStars have carried out statistical research to identify the position that Europe’s elite clubs are weakest in.
Then, subsequently, they have suggested which player they should target in the January transfer window.
With Barcelona still yet to find a worthy replacement for Neymar, research concluded that Barcelona are most in need of a creative attacker who can break down stubborn defences.
Almost a quarter of the chances created by Barcelona’s have been struck with at least four opposing players blocking the path to goal.
A transfer matching system, which applies a statistical algorithm to extensive match performance data, has determined which attackers the Catalans could look to recruit in January.
And it’s Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne who is best fit according to the research.
The Belgian star has been in blistering form this season and was rated as an impressive 84.9 per cent transfer match.