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Barça is close to losing one of the most promising central defenders at La Masia

Published:18/05/2022 - 10:18h

Updated:18/05/2022 - 10:18h

The FC Barcelona youth academy is one of the most promising in all of Europe. Despite this, the club has let 'jewels' go for not meeting their expectations. This situation could be repeated with Chadi Riyadh

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Between all the inferior categories of the Barcelona projects the Juvenile To, that finished the season heaving the title of League and showing a remarkable superiority on the terrain of game. Between his more important footballers stands out Chadi Riad, the central of 18 years that has showed a big projection to his short age and is to few steps to give the jump to the balompié professional with the Barça B.

However, this step can complicate if the club does not take the pertinent measures. The defender finishes his agreement the next 30 June and has received a proposal of renewal that includes two seasons with other two optional in base to performance. This hints that the institution is not totally engaged with him although it has been one of the pillars of the team.

With 1.90 metres of height and a left-handed profile, his qualities have begun to call the attention of several clubs of Europe, those who have put better offers on his table. Besides, the defenders with his characteristics are not abundant in the market, and will have to them replantearse his situation if they do not want to see him leave in the weeks to come.

Riad, been born in Mallorca but with Moroccan ancestry, is allocated to be one of the important footballers of the quarry for the following course, in where surely it will contest the First RFEF. Here his exhibition will be greater, and the prognosis would be that it go in in the 'orbit' of Xavi Hernández in a short period so that it begin to have dynamics of the first team.

Comparison with Araújo

His size, physical power, hierarchy and skill in exit, have done him that several observers compare him with Ronald Araújo, although changing his more skillful leg. Has experience to professional level, since it was yielded to the Sabadell and taken in account by Antonio Hidalgo in the Second To. Once it returned, it settled in the team of Óscar López like a referent deep down, showing a degree of important maturity for his age and with win to follow dressing the elastic blaugrana. Nevertheless, the bet by him will have to be greater.

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