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History repeats: Riqui Puig's future is in the air

Published:14/04/2020 - 16:34h

Updated:14/04/2020 - 16:34h

Riqui Puig decided to stay at FC Barcelona last summer to try to fight for a place in the first team, but he has not succeeded. The club wants him to leave on loan next season, but he will be the one to decide after the preseason

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Although this season seems that his career has suffered a small reverse, anybody doubts that Riqui Puig keeps on being one of the canteranos with more projection of the Masia. The one of Matadepera is called to be important in the first team, but follows having complicated to be it in the short term. The summer happened also found in front of this tessitura and decided to remain in the filial with the idea to do a place along the course, something that has not gone out him well.

Ernesto Valverde did not have he in the first stretch of the campaign and Quique Setién​, although yes it gave him minutes in his first parties, left to call him very soon. It could say that this course has not been the one of Riqui and therefore in the club think that the best for his future would be to leave yielded a year to mature in a team and in a category of more level. Nevertheless, in the Barça already thought like this does a year and at the end the player remained by own decision.

This summer sucederá the same, since the last word on his future, as it aims the newspaper 'Sport', will be of the Catalan. The offensive midfield player will do the pre-season with the first team and afterwards, according to the vision that have Setién and the technical office, will decide which options has. Without having arrived still to this, the idea of Riqui keeps on being to remain and struggle by the place, the same that in the pre-season of the past year.

The one of Matadepera is obcecado in triumphing in his team without having to go out to any place and is what will go back to try. It seems that Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal will leave , something that could be very good for him, but that also will do that it grow the competition for remaining with these two places in the staff. Carles Aleñá seems to have one almost ensured after his cession to the Betis in winter, whereas the another could be for Puig, Pedri, or even Monchu, the captain of the filial that has gone out this course.

Riqui Has to give the jump to First

What is evident is that Riqui can not allow the luxury to remain another year more in the Barça B, since it runs the risk to stagnate . In Second B already has touched ceiling and is complicated that it keep growing like footballer. This would have to do that he same convince that if it does not go to have fixed place with the greater, the ideal would be to go to a club of First where trust he and can play each weekend.

There are few players of the talent of the Catalan in the inferior categories of the clubs of all Europe, but sometimes with this does not suffice to arrive. The taking of decisions and the 'timing' in the football can be so much or more important that the quality and the potential. The half will fulfil 21 years in August, an appropriate age to give the jump to another category that allow him advance, compete against the best and grow to be able to go back to the Barça to remain in 2021.

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