HE HAS NOT ACHIEVED CONTINUITY WITH XAVI
Will it come out in this market? Riqui Puig and his most complicated decision
Published:16/01/2022 - 13:23h
Updated:16/01/2022 - 13:23h
Riqui Puig faces a new dilemma in his time as a FC Barcelona player. The midfielder is still relegated to a secondary role in Xavi Hernández's team and will have to decide his future before the winter market closes
Riqui Puig faces his enésimo dilemma like player of the FC Barcelona. The one of Matadepera has not had the leadership that expected from the arrival of Xavi Hernández to the bench culé and could contemplate his exit of the Barça in search of the minutes and the confidence that has been unable to win from his registration in the first team in the season 2020-2021, when Ronal Koeman was the trainer.
In the prensente season, Riqui grieve sum 12 apparitions, with 355 minutes on the field in where it has not annotated goals neither delivered assistances. With the exit of Koeman, expected that the canterano had more leadership at least like fixed variant in the eleven of Xavi, but keeps on being the last option in the midfield culé for the míster of Terrassa.
Eight meetings has contested the '6' under the orders of Xavi, the last of them in Linarejos by Glass of Rey. Riqui Repeated titularity, after a good presentation in the triumph 0-1 in front of the Mallorca, but after 45 minutes in which the Barça hardly attacked the rival arch was one of the three variants of the míster blaugrana in the halftime, leaving his place to Frenkie Of Jong.
Since, Riqui Puig has not played more. The turn of Gavi complicates even more his possibilities to add minutes and the confidence of Xavi in the player of 22 years seems to have exhausted. In the 2020-2021, the canterano played 24 parties, annotating a goal in LaLiga in front of the Elche does almost a year, on 24 January in the triumph 0-2, with stellar performance of Frenkie (goal and assistance). It will be east the last goal of Riqui like culé?
A cession by six months, the most viable option
The current value of Riqui Puig in the web Transfermarkt is of 9 million euros. The one of Matadepera earns near of 2.1 million annual euros, an index card that few teams of LaLiga would be had to assume in this moment. However, a cession by six months could resolve his situation, situating him in a club where have opportunity to win the titularity.
Betis, Getafe or Granada could be good destinations for the canterano, institutions where have recalado other players of The Farm that did not attain to establish in the first team. Abroad, teams like the Arsenal, the Napoli and the Milan have tanteado the situation of the player in other markets, although for the moment they do not know offers by the mediocampista.