Still don’t get the grumblings with Barcelona’s window. Aside from losing Pedro and letting Montoya go, I think Barca did fine.
Vidal replaces Alves and rotates with him in the second half of the season. Turan will play as a FORWARD to start with to give depth on the flanks. Well, let me backtrack a little. Rafinha has been played there mostly so that may be his spot if he excels but either way, Pedro has been replaced to an extent. Busquets playing in a more Xavi-type role will work just fine as there is a certain Javier Mascherano who can play defensive midfield and providing raking long-range passes. With the return of Vermaelen, Luis Enrique has someone he can trust beside Pique if he harbors doubts about Mathieu.
So, what’s the big problem?