Yusuf Demir bids farewell to Barcelona fans after loan struggles push him back to Vienna
Barcelona fans were thanked by the outgoing Yusuf Demir after a failed loan stint in the Catalonian capital in a show of gratitude on his social media account.
The Austrian starlet had arrived in the summer from domestic giants Rapid Wien after his stock continued to rise in the Austrian Bundesliga on the home front, with many expecting Demir to be the next big thing to emerge from the central European nation.
But Demir failed to make a lasting impression at the Camp Nou this season after performing well during pre-season under Ronald Koeman and lasted just six months in Spain while registering just 290-minutes across nine combined appearances in La Liga and Champions League.
Regardless of his failure to make his chance count in Spain, Demir remained grateful after signing off and returning to Vienna; “I want to say thank you to all the Barcelona fans for the love, support, and the messages. It was a pleasure playing for this wonderful club of champions. See you again.” Note: quote sourced from Sport journalist Albert Rogé
Barcelona prepare to unleash revamped front-three vs Atlético Madrid
Despite the loss of Yusuf Demir, Barcelona will hardly break a sweat when it comes to their ability to field a strong front-three for the remainder of the season after a fresh trio of reinforcements arrived at the Camp Nou at the behest of Xavi.
Completed deals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres, and Adama Traoré showed that the former Barcelona iconic midfielder was a man of his word when he intended to improve the quality on offer in the attack for the Blaugrana, and the new trio could all line up together when Barça clash with Atlético Madrid at the weekend.
With the vital clash at the Camp Nou having direct implications regarding Champions League football for next season as Barça sit just one point behind Atléti who sit in fourth, reinforcements in January may have come at just the right time as the club continues to embark on a six-match unbeaten run (3-3-0) in La Liga as a rebound looks to be in full swing.