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OFFICIAL: Riqui Puig leaves Barça to play in the MLS

Published:4/08/2022 - 20:00h

Updated:4/08/2022 - 23:03h

FC Barcelona and the Los Angeles Galaxy have reached an agreement for the signing of Riqui Puig. The former youth squad from La Masía will head to California in a transfer that will have him linked to his new team for three seasons

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The 'operation gone out' of the FC Barcelona is still in course and now have concretised his sixth sale of the summer. After giving off of Ferran Jutglà, Philippe Coutinho, Clément Lenglet, Rey Manaj and Francisco Trincao, the Barcelona entity has arrived to an agreement with Los Angeles Galaxy for the traspaso of Riqui Puig to the American city. The midfield player of 22 years will turn into one of the figures of the team and will sign by three seasons, until 30 June 2025.

Of this way, the canterano puts him end to his stage like footballer of the Catalan group. The player arrived to the City Condal in the 2014 to join to the rows of the Cadet To, and from here from now on 'escaló' category by category until being able to debut with the first team, milestone that reached on 5 December 2018 in front of the Cultural Leonese in Glass of the King under the orders of Ernesto Valverde.

The young midfield player aimed to be one of the figures of the culés in the future. However, from his official promotion to the first staff blaugrana in the season 2020-2021 the mediocentro could not do a gap in the teams so much of Ronald Koeman as of Xavi Hernández, with those who contested 24 and 18 parties respectively, although in the majority of these went out from the bench to contest some minutes 'residual'.

Precisely, the trainer of Terrassa was key in the exit of the footballer, since during the past month of May the agerense communicated him personally with hinder in his planning for the season 2022-2023, by what had to look for a new team. Likewise, the technician left him out of the Barcelona expedition in turns it by United States, to where ironically 'will land' Puig this time to dress the T-shirt of the Galaxy. The agreement between clubs closed by means of a trapaso that ensures him to the Barça a right of repurchase of the player in a future and 50% of a future sale.

A new 'star' in the 'galaxy'

Now, with 57 parties played with the Catalan group in which you grieve annotated 2 so many and gave 3 assistances along two seasons and average, the one of Matadepera will begin a new adventure of the another side of the 'puddle', in where the square angelina expects him to reinforce the medullary of his team. Like this then , the great Californian team to another player of renown to a staff starred by the 'Chicharito' Hernández and Douglas Coast, those who expect to take advantage of the vision of Riqui for 'fill' of goals.

The group directed by Greg Vanney occupies the eighth place of the Conference West, to 18! Points of the first pertaining place to the eternal rival, Los Angeles Football Club. With the arrival of the 'perla' Spanish, the angelinos aim to form a competitive project that allow them equalise conditions in 'The Traffic', derby citadino where have advantage in the hand manually but that is not reflected in the table of classification, by what now Puig has the opportunity to show that it is not one 'eternal promise', but it is able to mark differences.

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