Riqui Puig in the friendly in front of the Nàstic


Riqui did not play in Barça's debut in League and Porto press for him

Published:28/09/2020 - 20:23h

Updated:29/09/2020 - 01:57h

Riqui Puig does not start among Koeman's favorites for the center of the field and it was demonstrated against Villarreal, where he did not play for a minute. Meanwhile, Porto is seriously considering asking for his loan, although the player intends to stay

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"There is a lot of competition in the position of Riqui Puig. It is not truth that I do not have he, and tomorrow is in the list of summoned, with options to play. It is not a subject of dorsal with the B or no, but of if it is or is not. If he or Aleñá decide to remain go to have opportunities and trainings to show that I have to have they". These were the words of Ronald Koeman to explain the situation of Riqui before the FC Barcelona-Villarreal of this past Sunday.

The Dutch trainer carries time leaving clear that the one of Matadepera is to the tail in the centre of the field and that, in principle, does not go in in his plans. The one of Zaandam opens the door to that it can have minutes if it wins them to him, but in front of the 'Yellow Submarine' left clear that at least Frenkie of Jong, Miralem Pjanic, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho and Pedri are by in front of him in his head.

In spite of everything, the young midfield player does not want to throw the towel and his idea keeps on being to remain in the Barça and struggle by a place. But in Europe know that the club is by the work to yield to the international Sub-21 by Spain and therefore it could have some offer próximamente by him. In the newspaper 'Record', in fact, ensure that the Port wine could launch to by Puig in the next days.

The Portuguese group wants to incorporate a mediocampista this summer and see in the Catalan an opportunity of gold. It does not be necessary to forget that Riqui is one of the means with more projection of Europe and that it could be a reinforcement of luxury for any club of the world. Sergio Conceiçao, trainer of the lusos, has given his consent to negotiate by him and Paint gives Coast, his president, could put hands to the work in brief.

The two next parties could mark the future of Riqui

On 5 October it closes the market, by what the Port wine has something more than a week to try convince to the player that the best for him is to play in the League US this course. It can that the few possibilities to convince him go through what decide to do Koeman in the next two meetings of the culés. The Barça confronts this Thursday to the Celtic of Vigo and the Sunday to the Seville, by what is possible that the Dutch technician rote not to force to his players.

Play in Vigo and in front of the Seville in hardly four days are greater words and would not be of extrañar that the less usual had minutes of start or in the second part of any of the two parties. If the one of Matadepera plays, will be much more complicated that the Portuguese carry it to him, since it will be even more confiafo in his possibilities if it remains and fight by a place. Instead, if it does not play or hardly it has minutes, is possible that in Do Dragao can finish enjoying of a year of Riqui Puig.

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