Juan Larios in training with Southhampton


The former Barça youth squad who is shining in the Premier

Published:20/09/2022 - 23:20h

Updated:20/09/2022 - 23:20h

La Masia continues to produce defensive talent, but many of them leave FC Barcelona in the face of tough competition to reach the first team. One of them is Juan Larios, a left-back who, at just 18 years old, already made his debut in the Premie League

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Juan Larios is one of the players formed in The Masia with greater projection of the English football. The one of Took fulfilled 18 years in January and debuted the weekend in the Premier League with the Southampton, club that him fichó on the end of the market of summer in return of 7 million pertinent euros of the Manchester City. The left side had abandoned the FC Barcelona in 2020 to leave to the group 'sky blue'.

When it left Catalonia, Juan was part of the Juvenile B of the Barça. After two years in the inferior of the City, the group directed by Ralph Hasenhüttl decided to bet by the Spanish to reinforce the left lane, where at present the French Romain Perraud (24 years) is the only natural player for this position. The ex canterano culé replaced to the Frenchman in the rest of the defeat in front of Aston Villa of the past Friday (1-0).

In his debut, Larios left good feelings, after four parties with the filial of 'The Saints' in where it added 353 minutes. The player of 18 years had arrived to the Barça in July of 2016 free from the inferior of the Seville and was risen to the Juvenile B in the summer of 2019, leaving a year later to the City by a mount that it was not desvelado. Like this, the group blaugrana lost to one of his 'jewels' in full pandemia.

In principle, the club expected to give him his first agreement like professional when it fulfilled 16 years, but a grave injury and the interest of the 'cityzens' did feasible his traspaso to the English football, where expects to consolidate like professional. The Southampton him fichó with agreement by five years, until June of 2027 and his current value of market in Transfermarkt round the 5 million euros.

Other sides that left 'escape' the Barça

With Juan Larios, are varied the left-handed sides formed in The Masia that has left to go the group culé. In spite of having Alejandro Balde in the first team, are striking the cases of Sergio Gómez (Manchester City), Alex Grimaldo (Benfica), Marc Cucurella (Chelsea), Álex Moreno and Juan Miranda, (both in the Betis). Also they stand out José Marsà (Sporting of Portugal), Arnau Solà (yielded by the Almería to the Murcia), Martí Vilà (Andorra), Xavi Quintillà (Santa Clara of Portugal) and Brian Oliván (Espanyol).

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