Riqui Puig, in the match against Chelsea

THE TALENT OF MASIA

The dilemma of Barcelona with Riqui Puig

Published:30/07/2019 - 13:48h

Updated:30/07/2019 - 13:49h

Riqui Puig has shown that he has quality to become a great player. However, the overbooking in the core in the first team does not leave room

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Riqui Puig is one of the talents with more future of the Masia. Maybe it do a lot of years that does not see to a footballer with so much projection in the inferior categories of the FC Barcelona. The Catalan has made the pre-season with the first team and has left tremendos destellos of class that follow enamorando to the barcelonismo, that already asks him for the first team.

That the filial has remained him small to Riqui Puig is an evidence. The canterano improves day in day out and maybe follow playing in Second Division B was not the best for his progression of face to the future. Around the middle of the month of August fulfils the 20 years and maybe was the moment to give the jump and begin to look for greater challenges, as those that has been able to have in the Rakuten Cup.

The problem is that in the first moment, at present, is impossible to find him place. Ernesto Valverde will follow trusting the system of game 4-3-3 and, to occupy these three places of the centre of the field, there are nine footballers: Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, Arturo Vidal, Frenkie of Jong, Carles Aleñá, Rafinha Alcántara, Sergi Roberto and even Philippe Coutinho.

A too dense quantity in the medullary as so that Riqui Puig have his opportunity. Maybe, if the club culé yielded or traspasara to three or four of them, the canterano would have options to be fixed in the first staff but, that this suceda, seems a chimaera. Here it is the problem: it Is very good, the filial remains him small but neither fits with the 'greater'.

Cession of Riqui Puig?

Given the reasons exposed previously, is then when it appears the possibility of a cession, but exist two problems. One is the will of the own footballer, that the past month of April descartó leave yielded to another team. Of course, given as it is evolving all, his opinion could change, but the last public reference of the player descartaba the possibility.

Another complication would be to find him the ideal team to Riqui Puig, a footballer accustomed to play in the inferior categories culés in which the philosophy and the style is offensive, to have always the balloon. Find a team of First Division of these characteristic is complicated and, to fault of a month for the closing of market, does not remain too margin of manoeuvre, since a lot of teams already have scheduled his staff. Therefore, future in the air for one of the greater talents of the Masia.

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