The coach asked for the fouth of them
According to today's Mundo Deportivo, the club made 7 purchases this summer but there are 4 of them bearing the personalized signature of Luis Enrique.
Although it was the current assistant of Luis Enrique, Juan Carlos Unzué, one of the people who recommended tracking Marc-André ter Stegen, and he also said to look out for Claudio Bravo to fulfill the will of the coach: to have 3 goalkeepers available.
According to the newspaper report, the figure of Mathieu met the technical requirements of the Asturian: aerial ability, strength and speed. In addition, the French is the first left-handed center back in many years, a gap that Luis Enrique wanted to fill.
Rakitic, followed by Luis Enrique for long, brings a lot of qualities that interested the Asturian coach's vision and physical ability. But also, as you are watching from the start of the season, he is able to approach the shot from outside the box. The final price that was obtained, lower than other options, he is a great decision.
From the list of possible strikers presented to him, Luis Enrique had it very clear: he scored more goals. And Luis Suarez had just won the European Golden Boot. The choice was very clear.