THE NEW CANARY PEARL
Pepe Mel: "Barça has been smart and has seen the future Iniesta"
Published:20/09/2019 - 13:23h
Updated:20/09/2019 - 13:23h
Pedri is the new Canarian pearl and next season he will play at Barça. Pepe Mel, Las Palmas coach, talked about his player in an interview. The Madrid praised the midfielder and also Barcelona for closing his signing
The FC Barcelona closed the signing of Pedri shortly before that closed the market of summer. The Barcelona paid some five million euros by him and left it yielded in The Palms until the next season. In the insular group, the midfield player already is shining and with alone 16 years already is indisputable headline to the orders of Pepe Mel.
In the last party of The Palms, the canterano marked his first goal like professional to give it the victory to his team in front of the Sporting of Gijón. The mediocampista took out of the basket a spectacular volley from out of the area in front of which Mariño at all could do. This so much is the letter of perfect presentation for the barcelonismo, that still does not know too much to Pedri.
Pepe Mel spoke on him, on his qualities and on his arrival to the Barça in 'The Transistor', program of Wave Zero. The Madrilenian explained as it knew to the perla Canarian and what said when it saw him play for the first time. "It is 16 years old. When we saw him the past year when we arrive to The Palms and were seeing to the Juvenile and saw him said... 'If this is able to do with professionals what does with the boys is a jugadorazo'", explained.
The half already has done gap in the first insular team and goes to be difficult that somebody move it from here. Mel has clear that after playing to the same level against the Sporting, against the Granda or against the Betis, there is not any doubt that it is the new perla of the Spanish football. "In pre-season played against the Cádiz, against the Granada, against the Betis in the Villamarín and went the best... So I think that the Spanish football has a perla", affirmed.
Praises to the Barça and to Pedri, the new Iniesta
The technician also elogió to the FC Barcelona for having achieved fichar to the midfield player by so little money. The Barcelona have taken advantage of of the economic situation of The Palms for ficharle by much less of what had cost in other circumstances. "Pedri Went to cost a lot of money, but the Barça has been smart, has known to see to the future Iniesta and has carried it to him", commented.
To the thread of if for real Pedri remembers him to Iniesta, Mel left clear that yes and explained why. "It is a footballer that does to play to the other. You can give him the ball to him that know that it does not lose it. He has it well, sees the played, does it all simple... Since it is playing I have not seen it make a mistake neither an alone time. The other day with the Selection, won 0-1 and put goal he. Yesterday we win 1-0 and it put goal he. It is a boy that have to take care, that have to teach him, but learns fast and besides wants to, that is the important", finalised.