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Henrique: The €8m forgotten spare part of Guardiola's Barcelona

 The Brazilian defender moved to Camp Nou in 2008 at the start of the club's greatest era, but he never made a senior appearance for the Blaugrana

Even the greatest football clubs in their finest eras have their flaws. For Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Barcelona, their Achilles heel proved to be their transfer policy.

While some of the greatest players in the club’s history, such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, broke into the first-team under the Catalan coach, they did so having come through the famed La Masia academy system.

A total of 17 players were signed from other teams during Guardiola’s four-year reign, and for every gem - Javier Mascherano, Seydou Keita or Dani Alves - there was a dud - Aleksandr Hleb, Martin Caceres or Dmytro Chygrynskiy.

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