Riqui Puig, during a match of pre-season


Kluivert encourages Valverde to climb Riqui Puig to the first team

Published:29/12/2019 - 00:16h

Updated:29/12/2019 - 00:16h

Riqui Puig is one of the great jewels of the Masia. Patrick Kluivert recently spoke about this tremendous projection midfielder

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In spite of that the leadership of this season are it to him carrying youngsters like Ansu Fati or Carles Pérez, Riqui Puig is one of the big jewels of the Masia and expects a lot of him in a future. To his 20 years, is one of the referents of the FC Barcelona B and expects that, in a future no very far, turn into an important footballer in the first team.

During the months of summer, especuló with the possibility that the Catalan midfield player left yielded to another team of First Division with the intention to take shooting in teams of first level. Nevertheless, in the club preferred to keep to the of Matadepera in the second team to follow forming and so that Ernesto Valverde could throw of him if necessary in the first team.

In this market of traspasos of winter, the situation can leave him a way quite allanado to Riqui Puig: Carles Aleñá has been yielded to the Real Betis until final of season and Arturo Vidal could change of airs to leave to the Inter of Milan. Two situations that could propiciar that the canterano had opportunities in the first team.

The director of the formative football of the Barcelona, Patrick Kluivert, ensured in some statements made to the program 'The Transistor' of Wave Zero that thinks that Riqui Puig could have opportunities. "I think so, it depends on Valverde. If there is an open gap, think that Riqui has to be the first in going up", commented, puntualizando that "have said it to him to Riqui".

Besides, the ex jugvador Dutch subtracted importance to the dart that launched him the youngster canterano, remembering him that Eric Abidal is the one who has the last word. "It does not matter me what said. Each one wants to play in the first team and afterwards looks his interests. To grow is not bad to go yielded to a good team to keep growing like player and person. If Aleña goes to the Betis, for Riqui there is an option more", manifested.

A promising future

The FC Barcelona has gone reinforcing in the last seasons in his centre of the field with 'peloteros' as Arthur Melo or Frenkie of Jong, of big talent in spite of his youth. Over time, it expects that Riqui Puig one to them to form a medullary of dream, that do to recover this so attractive and effective football of the period in which Pep Guardiola was the trainer and had to his orders to Xavi or Iniesta.

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