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Koeman gives his "ok" and Riqui Puig will continue at Barça next year

Published:18/06/2021 - 08:43h

Updated:18/06/2021 - 08:43h

Riqui Puig does not want to leave FC Barcelona and the youth squad has pushed this summer to stay at the club. Joan Laporta trusts him and Ronald Koeman has given his approval for the youth squad to try again to succeed at Barça

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Riqui Puig began the past season with more doubts that never by the presence of Ronald Koeman​​ in the bench of the FC Barcelona. The canterano did not go in inside the plans of the Dutch, that wanted that it went yielded and left him clear that did not go to have a lot of minutes. In spite of everything, the midfield player preferred to remain and struggle by a place, something that cost him happen almost a year in white, since it explained very little for the one of Zaandam.

This past course, the one of Matadepera so alone played 24 parties and 581 minutes between all the competitions. In the first months of the course was at least explained for his trainer and hardly contested 4 minutes in League in the first 17 meetings. It did not go until the beginning of this 2021 when, taking advantage of a plague of injuries, the young footballer began to do gap in the rotation, although it did not last him too much.

In spite of his work and of the good performance that gave in the 12 parties that played in total between January and February, Ronald went back to leave him separated at first. The Dutch decided to trust more in Ilaix Moriba, that advanced him in the rotation of the centre of the field. Riqui, therefore, contested only 16 minutes between March and April, with 3 min. against Osasuna, 5 against the Huesca, other 5 in front of the Real Sociedad and 3 in front of the Valladolid.

With a panorama like this of desolador to the orders of Koeman, once confirmed the continuity of the Dutch took for granted that the canterano could leave yielded to have more opportunities the season that comes. However, Joan Laporta trusts blindly in him and in his projection, and the own mediocampista thinks that his place is in the Barcelona. Puig does not want to move of the Camp Nou and has tightened to remain another campaign more in the first team.

Besides, it seems that the technician already would have given his seen well to remain another year more with Riqui. The ex seleccionador of Holland has said him that will have he like one more and that will have opportunities, but neither much less has ensured him an important place in the rotation. This will have to it to him win the player in the field, although he same trusts more than ever in his possibilities and sees winning the respect of his trainer.

Riqui Will have a lot of competition

Nevertheless, it is necessary to take into account that everything aims that Ilaix also will be still in the Barça, and that Pedri, Frenkie of Jong and Sergio Busquets are indisputable. But in addition to them, the group barcelonista could try fichar to another half of a more physical profile. The elected was Georginio Wijnaldum, but the Dutch has preferred to leave to the PSG, by what will look for a replacement in the market. In case to confirm the arrival of another midfield player, Puig will have it even more complicated.

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