Riqui Puig, during a friendly match against Chelsea


Riqui Puig, increasingly near to play with the first team of the Barça

Published:1/01/2020 - 13:53h

Updated:1/01/2020 - 13:53h

The cession of Aleñá, the mysterious injury of Arthur and the controversy with Arturo Vidal approach to Riqui Puig to the first team of the Barça. Ernesto Valverde will have to decide if he gives him or not an opportunity

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Riqui Puig carries more than a year being one of the jewels of the quarry of the FC Barcelona, but the big competition in the centre of the Barcelona field has prevented him have minutes with regularity in the first team. It contested a good pre-season this past summer with the first staff, and since Ernesto Valverde has not given him ball.

It travelled summoned to Milan with reason of the Inter-Barça of the last day of the liguilla of the Champions League, and however was one of the descartes and not even had place in the bench. Of face to this new year 2020, is possible that the situation of Riqui Puig change because of a series of conditionings.

One of them is the cession of Carles Aleñá to the Real Betis, what leaves to Ernesto Valverde without a midfield player to face the more hard and decisive stretch of parties. To all this, Arthur Melo carries more than a month out of fight by some annoyances in the pubis that follow without solving , and that will keep him three weeks more -as minimum- moved away of the terrains of game.

And afterwards it is the case of Arturo Vidal, the one who has presionado in the last weeks to abandon the Barça in this market of winter and leave to the Inter of Milan, interposing even a demand to the Barça when thinking that owe him 2,4 million euros in concept of bonus of the past season. A chaotic situation, in definite, whose solution desconoce to day of today.

Valverde Follows having Arturo Vidal and will give him minutes if it remains in the staff, but apart from the Chilean the Barça only has healthy to Busquets, Of Jong and Rakitic, the one who until does some months also was in the ramp of exit. Another player that can exert in the midfield is Sergi Roberto, although Valverde prefers him in the right side of usual form.

It clears the horizon for Riqui Puig

All this panorama leaves in tray to the 'Txingurri' the possibility to attend to the filial for, at last, carry to Riqui Puig and give him minutes with the first team. The youngster and talentoso midfield player always has generated good feelings when it has had prominence with the 'greater', and the barcelonismo has big hopes deposited in him. It will give him an opportunity Valverde? We will know it in question of weeks.

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