At Barcelona only the best players succeed. Whether nurtured at the club's revered La Masia academy or signed from elsewhere, the same high standards are expected of any individual lucky enough to wear the famous Barcelona shirt. Already boasting Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr, in July 2014 Barca paid more than 70m to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool and with him on board El Tridente was complete. A formidable trio of attacking talents sure to overshadow every other forward line throughout the world. The three have taken greatly differing paths from South America to the starting lineup at the Nou Camp and their playing styles reflect that. Messi joined the club aged just 13 and learned to play the Barcelona way, whereas Neymar served his apprenticeship in Brazil's top flight and Suarez enjoyed great success with Ajax and Liverpool. The combination of such illustrious footballing educations promises to be devastating. Acclaimed football writer Luca Caioli draws on invaluable testimonies, with exclusive insights from friends, families, teammates and managers, to reveal the stories behind the game's most dangerous strikeforce.
About the Author
Luca Caioli is the bestselling author of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and Suarez. A renowned Italian sports journalist, he lives in Spain corresponding for SKY Italia and Corriere della Sera.