Martino says Barcelona ‘covered’ at center back

Barcelona coach Gerard Martino says he is satisfied with his

central defensive options and is unlikely to add to the signing of

Brazil striker Neymar in this transfer window.

Barcelona had been seeking a center back, but Martino now says

that ”we have the position covered” ahead of the team’s opening

Spanish league match against Levante on Sunday.

Martino says ”the problems last year at center back were due to

injury. We have options, but if there are setbacks we will have the

winter transfer window.”

Barcelona was hit by injuries to center backs Carles Puyol and

Javier Mascherano last season, but it opted not to renew Eric

Abidal’s contract in June.

Martino will make his debut in an official match for Barcelona

against Levante.