THE CATALAN, WITH OPTIONS
Riqui Puig, the 'signing' of winter if Arturo Vidal leaves
Published:4/01/2020 - 15:28h
Updated:4/01/2020 - 15:29h
Riqui Puig has become one of the great hopes of the Masia and, if Arturo Vidal leaves, he will have opportunities in the first team
Ernesto Valverde ensured in the press conference of this Friday that expects that there is not lower in the FC Barcelona in addition to the already official of Carles Aleñá, that left yielded to the Real Betis until final of season. Nevertheless, the future of Arturo Vidal follows being in the air, so much by the will of the own footballer as by the interest of the Inter of Milan.
The initial intention of the FC Barcelona is not allowing that the Chilean leave to half of season, and more taking into account that already there was a drop in the centre of the field and, more specifically, in the position of interior. In spite of this, if the player insists in leaving and the Inter of Milan goes up his offer, the club could study his course this same month of January.
It would be then when it would arrive him the big opportunity to Riqui Puig, the perla of the filial that has shined during years in the inferior categories of the FC Barcelona. The canterano, to his 20 years, is possessor of a big talent although hardly it have had opportunities to play in the first team, by what expects a lot of him in the future.
We are speaking of a midfield player that understands perfectly the philosophy of the club, the game of position and the system culé. With a big skill for the driving, a vision of formidable game, a clinical precision in the pass and a spectacular creativity, Riqui Puig has attributes of leftovers so that Ernesto Valverde throw of him if it needs footballers in his medullary.
The competition of Riqui Puig
To day of today, the competition of the Catalan is the one of Frenkie of Jong, an intocable, Ivan Rakitic, that has recovered the place, Arthur Melo, whose physical state is an incógnita, and Arturo Vidal, that still has not ensured his continuity. To all they it is necessary to add to Sergi Roberto, although the one of Reus is acting usually in the position of right side.
Another of the obstacles that will have Riqui Puig will be the own Ernesto Valverde, to the that costs him a lot give opportunities to the youngsters if it is not by extreme need. Ansu Fati And Carles Pérez have had prominence, true, but only when the forward has suffered an inopportune plague of injuries. Thus, to the Catalan will touch him arm of patience.