Rafa Márquez with Barça Athletic

RAFA WAITS FOR AN OPPORTUNITY IN SUMMER

Barça is beginning to think about Rafa Márquez as a replacement for Xavi

Published:2/04/2024 - 22:47h

Updated:3/04/2024 - 11:23h

The rebound of Barça Atlètic 'forces' the FC Barcelona board to keep Rafa Márquez on the list of possible successors to Xavi Hernández. The Mexican, a man of the house, has won whole thanks to his great work with the subsidiary

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The FC Barcelona no descarta to Rafa Márquez between the possible replacements of Xavi Hernández for the next season if, finally, the technician egarense decides to become attached to his initial plan and abandon the first team to the term of the 2023/24. Although it is not the option predilecta of the directive, the big work of the Mexican trainer with the Barça Atlètic keeps him like one of the alternative 'low cost' that better can adapt to the Barcelona dynamics from the summer.

In spite of the multiple low and injuries, the michoacano has carried to the filial to litigate by the direct promotion to Second Division with the Sportive The Coruña, an aim that the filial brushed the past season (fell deleted in the 'playoff' in front of the Castilla). Without big names and with a base of footballers recently arrived, the Barça Atlètic is very near to attain the first promotion in almost a decade, an attainment that the club will not minimise if it consummates .

The promotion of the Barça Atlètic would give an enormous impulse to Rafa Márquez

For the moment, the filial is second of the Group I in the First RFEF with 57 points, one less than the Sportive (58) to fault of eight days for contesting. The first of each group rise directly to the category of silver of the Spanish football, whereas of the second to the fifth qualifier contest a 'playoff' final with eliminatory to only party to define to the another risen of each zone.

The ones of Rafa add four victories to the thread and keep invictos in the second turn. His last defeat was the past 13 January in the day 19, in field of the Arenteiro (2-0). For the Barça, the arrival of Márquez to the first team would suppose an economic relief, since his agreement would be lower to any one of the others aspiring to the bench culé. Nevertheless, his invalid experience in the professional elite generates a lot of uncertainty, although so much Pep Guardiola like Tito Villanova attained to triumph in LaLiga of this way.

Márquez expects by his big opportunity in the Barça

In January, the Mexican trainer could not hide his wish for testing luck in the first instrument hours after the míster of Terrassa announced his goodbye to the term of the 2023/24. "I think that an opportunity like this can not him say that no. And if it arrives, in this moment, will try to be available and treat to do the best possible", said Márquez in this regard. The statements did not fall well in first instance, but the own Xavi excused publicly and the thing did not happen to greater. Now, the waters have calmed and the good moment of the filial keeps between the candidates to replace to the egarense.

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