#10. Centre back – Dani Alves
Dani Alves is going to have to slot into a makeshift back three in order to accommodate the attacking talent in this team. The Brazilian full back has been an excellent player for many years and must go down as one of the best attacking right backs in football history. Alves signed for FC Barcelona in 2008 and made close to 400 appearances for the club during his eight seasons there. He formed an excellent partnership with Lionel Messi and exhibited a range of technical and attacking quality far beyond what is expected of a full back. He moved to Juventus in June 2016 on a free transfer.
#9.Centre back – Marc Bartra
Another defender who left the club this summer is Marc Bartra. The Spaniard joined La Masia in 2002 and broke through into the Barcelona first team in 2010 after a year with the B-Team. However Bartra didn’t really become a full senior player until 2012 and even then he was used sparingly by the various managers the club has had since then. Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, and Adriano were all ahead of the Spaniard in the pecking order. Bartra is still just 25 and while he has won a lot of trophies with the club, was naturally restless for first team football. He moved to Borussia Dortmund in June 2016 where he will start the new season.