Riqui Puig in a match of Barça in LaLiga

RIQUI DOES NOT HAVE COMPLEX

Riqui Puig fills the gap of Arthur at Barça... And starts improving him

Published:22/07/2020 - 20:47h

Updated:22/07/2020 - 21:32h

Barça confirmed Arthur's transfer a few weeks ago, and since then the brazilian has disappeared from the line-ups. Riqui Puig has filled the gap of the brazilian... And he is already improving him

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The FC Barcelona is living a season with a lot of altibajos, and the changes have not expected at least to the market of signings. The planning put in doubt after the past summer, and the wintry window did not do more than weakening a project that needs a revolution. These doubts have forced to Ernesto Valverde and to Quique Setién to retouch the team and to look for solutions of all type in full fight by the titles.

The bajón of the Barcelona group has several culprits, and between other questions, the lupa has situated on the players. One of the most criticised has been Arthur, that has happened to be a bet of future to an inexplicable sale. It is true that the youngster needed to contribute more and better, but also is it that to his 23 years had margin of improvement and that sorprente his exchange by a veteran like Miralem Pjanic.

In spite of that the crack showed his commitment and ensured that it would give it everything until final of course, has disappeared of the alignments. Setién Has denied that it have sentenced him but his gestures speak clear, and seems to be thinking in a campaign 2020-21 in which the ex of the Guild of Carry Cheerful that does not go to be. In addition to resting in the bench, also has fallen of the announcements by illness and injury.

The gap that has left the '8' has occupied it Riqui Puig, that has taken advantage of the decadence of his mate to initiate his promotion. The one of Matadepera was remaining half in his longed for jump to the first team, but after several months insisting and with scarce opportunities, these have multiplied after the confinement. The canterano has not disappointed and has turned into a good news of present and future.

The minutes of the Brazilian has inherited them the Catalan and is beginning to improve his performance, something that reflects so much in feelings as in some data. The statistics of 'SofaScore' reveal a profile of similar game, but with an offensive vocation more marked in the recently arrived. Although the first creates more clear occasions by party (4 by the 3 of Riqui) and has slightly more precision (92% to 91), the second improves him in key passes (0,9 to 1,74), passes in the final third (22,31% to 26,41%) or offensive actions by touch (7,95% to 8,33%).

Riqui Could be an interesting signing for the Barça

Although it is missing the confirmation of the club, are many those that think that Riqui is an interesting incorporation for the first team of the Barça. To his 20 years, carries time refusing a cession to adapt to the First Division, and his last parties reflect that this could produce in the Camp Nou. It is for seeing, this yes, which are the decisions of the sportive managers along the summer. As it has been able to check the own Arthur, there is not at all descartado with regard to the list of high and drops of the culés.

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