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The decline of Riqui Puig: From dreaming of succeeding at Barça to being able to finish in the MLS

Published:2/08/2022 - 14:19h

Updated:2/08/2022 - 15:12h

Riqui Puig could be another member of the long list of talents who have made their career away from Barça. The youth squad is invisible inside the bench, so his departure to a new destination would be a matter of time

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The FC Barcelona is working day and night in the 'operation gone out' with the end to find him a new destination to the players that do not go in in the sportive project of Xavi Hernández. Already Clément Lenglet and Francisco Trincao have split in condition of yielded, whereas Òscar Mingueza has found a new destination in the Celtic of Vigo. However, still there are several footballers that have to go out, being Riqui Puig one of them.

The one of Matadepera projected like one of the 'jewels' of the quarry, with impressive performances in the inferior of the club that did him add integers to go up to the first team. It was then Ernesto Valverde the one who decided to give him the opportunity to debut in the turn of dieciseisavos of final of Glass of the King in 2018, where contested 35' minutes and delivered an assistance in the victory (4-1) in front of the Cultural Leonese.

In spite of this, the growth that has had inside the Spotify Camp Nou has gone of more to less, remaining in the ostracism of each one of the trainers that has taken the bench from his debut. So much Quique Setién like Ronald Koeman gave him opportunities but did not result convinced with his work in the medullary, whereas the arrival of Xavi gave hope to the more youngsters to do a space in the plantel.

The egarense began his management exploring the filial and focusing in the present and future of the institution. Here it is when Gavi bursts into in the scene. To his 17 years went through him on to Riqui, sentencing his continuity like midfield player culé and leaving him as an invisible in the alignments. In fact, the own Nico González, that aims to a more defensive profile, is more recurrent in the rotations, something that finishes to open him the doors of exit to the '6'.

Destination MLS

After the míster of Terrassa have decided to leave went to Riqui of turns it by the United States, everything aims to that his game is to few days to solve . Several teams of Europe have interested in purchasing his services, although they are projects with little potential for a footballer that already has visited in the elite of the football. It is thus that the offer that more calls the attention of the player would be the one of Los Angeles Galaxy of the United States.

To the Catalan calls him the attention the life in North America and knows that it is a league in growth that will give him the necessary minutes to win a ticket of return to the 'old continent'. The Barcelona would be near to close his traspaso with a guarantee in the agreement, what will allow to the Barcelona can reserve the right of score to a future purchase or a percentage in case that the Galaxy sell him.

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