Finally Xavi has notified the midfielder that he will not enter his plans
Great surprise has been taken by the midfielder Riqui Puig to be informed by the own Xavi Hernandez, which will not enter your project 2022, so its assignment. The Barça youth squad was at the time one of the best youngsters at the Masía, but he has not had opportunities with the coaches who have been on the culé bench.
Ronald Koeman, the most recent former technician, had at midfielder practically wiped off the map. The arrival of Xavi supposed a respite and an illusion for the steering wheel of 22 years. However, it was the opposite, since the same coach ruled that his style and his performance it did not convince him. Like they think about a loan and not a definitive transfer, because they want the player later.
Celta appears first on Barcelona’s radar to request the loan of Riqui Puig
Argentine coach Eduardo Coudet, considers that his team lacks muscle in the middle field. In the current squad, the coach only has Renato Tapia, Okay Yokuslu, and Fran Beltrán as the only effective in the core. In fact, the latter is the only one who acts as a containment midfielder, since the Peruvian and the Turkish are pivots.
Riqui Puig would arrive to give a hand to the former Rayo, and be the best partner of his most advanced midfielders. The Celtic coaching staff knows the sporting value that the Barça midfielder has, and they would not mind having it only for six months. Even that is the condition of the culé club, regardless of the team where the player decides to go. In fact, Granada CF has slowly withdrawn from the operation, knowing that its loan will only be for six months.
Betis also says present in the loan of Riqui Puig
Celta has also been joined by Betis, who is working to strengthen a midfield that will be dismantled in the next market. Players such as Guido Rodríguez, William Carvalho, and Andrés Guardado, appear on the starting ramp by Pellegrini. Some because they have already completed their stage in the Verdiblanco team, others because they are the reason to make a good box.
The one from Matadepera would join the Betic squad to join his former teammate Juan Miranda, with whom he coincided at different stages of his training. They played together for Barcelona B from 2017 to 2019 and even managed to be together in some games of the senior team. The style of play of the culé midfielder, Pellegrini likes a lot, and will undoubtedly have many more minutes at Benito Villamarín.