When Pep Guardiola arrived as Barça’s coach in 2008, he wanted a new striker because he did not want to count on Samuel eto’o.
They Where interested by Karim Benzema who already played two great seasons with Lyon but he never signed at Barcelona.
However,Txiki Begisristain who was in charge of the transfert was not happy with anything he saw. He did not like the friendships that the no.9 had nor the way he tried to relate to him in conversation, even commenting that Benzema did not look at him during their chat.
So they decided that Benzema will not fit Barcelona. Continue reading