With Luis Suarez headed for Camp Nou, Barcelona will possess the most potent attacking trio in the world. But will too many stars in the frontline backfire for the Blaugranas?Head coach Luis Enrique, a former Barcelona man himself, is a firm advocate of the infamous 4-3-3 formation which the club has become synonymous with, and is a seemingly perfect lineup to fit in all three forwards.
There have been early indications that Enrique wants his front three to regularly change positions, in order to keep opposition defences in a constant state of confusion, and Suarez, who has been Liverpool’s star man, will need to accept that he is no longer the focus of the attack.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was drafted into the squad back in 2009, is another example of a stellar signing meant to boost Barcelona’s attack, but the brilliant forward never came to terms with being asked to "play for Messi" during his time at Camp Nou.
Likewise, Neymar’s signing from Santos last season never quite worked fantastically for the Catalan side. Neymar had a mediocre debut season at the Camp Nou, and looked far more effective playing for Brazil, where he is the undisputed main man.
Goal Singapore readers are torn between whether this strategy will work or not, with 42% believing that Messi, Suarez, and Neymar will not be able to play together, and 41.4% believing it will, while the remaining 16.6% are unsure.
Barcelona will only be able to test out their new frontline in October, as they will begin the season without Suarez, who has been suspended from all footballing activities until then.