The Ukrainian defender of Shakhtar was a revelation in the 2008/09 European season. Then the team faced Barcelona in the Champions League group stage, and later played against the Catalans in the UEFA Super Cup. The Blaugranas mentor of those times, Josep Guardiola, literally fell in love with the game of Chygrynskiy, who had an incredible first pass and vision of the field. Barcelona gave 25 million euros for Dmitry, but only got a headache. The Ukrainian was never able to fit into the team, master the language, and in those rare matches, when he appeared on the field, he was remembered only for a couple of monstrous blunders. As a result, a year later the Barcelona management, despite Guardiola’s protests, agreed to let the unlucky Chygrynskiy go back to Shakhtar, but for 15 million.
The only person who saw nothing strange about the signing of Braithwaite by Barcelona. In the winter of 2009, Juande Ramos, who recently headed the team, decided to strengthen the right flank and asked to sign a player. They gave him some – before that Faubert played only for Bordeaux and West Ham. The loan was “successful” – Faubert missed training due to the fact that he confused a weekday with a weekend, was seen sleeping on the bench during the match and ended up taking part in two whole matches. Legend!
The forward from Denmark wanted to have time to play for modest clubs in all five European leagues, but Barcelona broke a beautiful line from Toulouse, Middlesbrough and Leganes. Barca and La Liga fans place bets in the 1xbet app, you can read about it in detail on the page https://androidspin.com/en/app-1441-bukmekerskaya-kontora-1xbet.html. The Catalans lost Suarez and Dembele for a long time due to injuries and asked the Spanish federation for exclusive permission to sign Martin for domestic competitions. Such a practice does exist in Spain, as a rule, it is used to replace goalkeepers who have torn cruciate ligaments of the knee. But since Barca simply paid the compensation for Braithwaite (€ 18 million), Leganes lost the opportunity to sign someone to replace. It turned out ugly in every sense – and the teammates in the championship were offended and showed their shortsightedness, distributing the youth on rent in the summer and not signing anyone in January.