Despite Barcelona being one of the top European clubs that produce top performing players, not all the players that join the club manage to fit in. Here are the 5 players whose career were revived after leaving Barcelona.
1. Juan Roman Riquelme - The Argentine attacking midfielder played for Barcelona from 2002 to 2005 where he scored 6 goals and gave 9 assists. When he joined Villarreal his performance improved.
2. Cesc Fabregas - The Spanish central midfielder left Barcelona in 2014 to join Chelsea.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - He only scored 22 goals and gave 13 assists in the 45 matches he played for Barcelona. When he moved to AC Milan his performance improved.
4. Philippe Coutinho - The Brazilian attacking midfielder improved in his performance when he joined Aston Villa in the January 2022 transfer window. He scored 5 goals and gave 3 assists in the 2021/2022 English Premier League season.
5. Thiago Alcantara - The Spanish central midfielder found a breakthrough in his career when he joined Bayern Munich in 2013.
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