Barca eyeing a defender

MADRID: Barcelona will look to sign at least one more defender before the transfer window closes, coach Frank Rijkaard said on Thursday. 

Barca have brought in five players, including Ronaldinho, so far over the close-season but only one is a defender – the Mexican centre-back Rafael Marquez – and Rijkaard wants to see a greater balance in the side. 

“I think we still need defenders,” Rijkaard said. “Everybody knows that the club is looking to strengthen the defence. I’ve always believed that it’s fundamental to have a strong defence in order to get the best out of your attack.” – Reuters 

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