Philippe Coutinho and Ibrahimovic named in Barcelona flop XI of 21st century

Philippe Coutinho and Ibrahimovic named in Barcelona flop XI of 21st century

- Philippe Coutinho and Ibrahimovic are among Barcelona flop XI

- The list done by Marca also has Alex Song and Thomas Vermaelen

- Barcelona are currently topping the Spanish La Liga standings

Philippe Coutinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have both been named in the Barcelona flops XI in the 21st century in a list which also includes two former Arsenal stars Alex Song and Vermaelen.

Barcelona is one of the best football teams in the world in which no player on earth will reject the chance of playing for the Catalan giants.

But despite been given the chance to play for Barcelona, there are still some stars who failed to impress at the Nou Camp before they left.

And one of them is Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho who joined Barcelona from Premier League giants Liverpool.

Coutinho was in the best form of his life before he left Liverpool, but since he got to Barcelona, he failed to find his rhythm which forced the club to loan him to Bayern Munich.

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In 2009, Barcelona signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the Swede only played for a season at Nou Camp before being sold after row with former boss Pep Guardiola.

Former Arsenal star Alex Song who was also on the list did not succeed at Barcelona because of injuries and played less than 40 La Liga games before he was allowed to leave in 2016.

Thomas Vermaelen on the other hand spent five years at Barcelona and was disturbed by injuries before leaving the side playing only 34 games.

Yerry Mina who is also on the list played for Barcelona for only six months before he was shipped out to Premier League side Everton.

Below are the list of flops XI compiled by Marca

Richard Dutruel, Martin Caceres, Yerry Mina, Chygrysnkiy, Thomas Vermaelen, Gomes, Alex Song, Ricardo Queresma, Coutinho, Ibrahimovic, Riquelme.

Earlier, had reported how Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona are reportedly interested in the signing of Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as potential replacement for Chilean star Arturo Vidal.

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The Catalans are looking for a reinforcement in the midfield when the season comes to an end with Arturo Vidal expected to leave the Nou Camp this summer.

Since Wilfred Ndidi joined Premier League side Leicester City, the Nigerian has been rated as one of the best midfielders in the English topflight.

And according to the report by Don Balon, Barcelona coach Quique Setien is interested in the signing of Wilfred Ndidi and will go for him when the next transfer window opens.

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