Valverde And Marlon, chatting during the session of training


Affectionate talk of Ernesto Valverde with Marlon Santos

Published:13/07/2017 - 16:02h

Updated:13/07/2017 - 16:13h

In a moment of the first fifteen minutes of training, this morning in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, could see an affectionate talk between the trainer, Ernesto Valverde, and one of the "rookies" of the Barça this season, Marlon

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To each day that happens, every time seems more likely that the FC Barcelona finish remaining to Marlon Santos in the first team of face to the next season 2017-18. And it is that the Barcelona group would not have in mind invest neither a euro this summer in fichar a central, and apparently to Ernesto Valverde likes him the potential that hides the central youngster Brazilian in the boots.

The "Chingurri" wants to observe to Marlon Santos thoroughly this pre-season, and would like him that it was the fourth head office beside Hammered, Mascherano and Umtiti. It believes the new technician culé that it would be sufficient, assuming that it still is in phase of learning and growth, and that from January of 2018 is very likely that arrive Yerry Mina to strengthen even more the defensive flank.

This Thursday has remained checked the affection that seems to have taken Valverde with Marlon. In a determinate moment of the training, the cameras of "Barça TV" attracted how the technician, sonriente, walked taking of the arm to the Brazilian and clearing him surely some tactical concepts, with the will to do all the possible to boost the fast learning of the footballer.

On the other hand, it joints the fact that the Barça does not have Jeremy Mathieu, by what Marlon Santos will have minutes by force this season. The French already knows that it will not dress more the elastic Barcelona, and finds ready to close his signing by the Sporting of Lisbon.

Marlon Santos, with a lot of conditions for the Barça

But, going back to Marlon, fits to say that his performances in the three last parties of the past campaign in League Santander were crucial to take a coherent decision on his future. The Brazilian played to a very high level, and in fact seemed to carry much more time in the first team, doing gala of a tranquility inaudita.

It is foreseen that it strengthen in the staff and go taking more confidence to measure that have minutes, that will have them safe. Ernesto Valverde, a trainer that always boosts the progression of the young players, will commission of this.

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