October 22, 2020

Riqui Puig does not enter into Koeman’s plans

Riqui Puig, off Koeman’s list.

There is no day that passes that the FC Barcelona do not generate any information outside the script, that of this Saturday, a few hours after the dispute of the Joan Gamper trophy, is the drop in the call of the young promise Riqui Puig, whom Ronald Koeman has left aside, as before they had already done Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién.

Riqui Puig, 21 years old, is the indicated by all of Barcelona as the heir to the great midfielders with the La Masia seal, but it seems that the coaches are not convinced. A story reminiscent of the one played by another prodigal son of Barcelona and who only triumphed outside the Camp Nou: Iván de la Peña.

According to information from RAC1, Puig is not on the list for the Gamper because Koeman does not have him and it has made him see that it is best to seek a destination. The change of system (from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1) with the introduction of the double pivot and the high density of midfielders would have influenced the Dutchman’s decision, while the confusion has settled in Riqui Puig.

It is striking that Koeman, hired by the board of directors of Josep Maria Bartomeu And in a transitional season, decide on a player who has focused all eyes on his creative ability and his speed in passing, which is why Barcelona is living this new movement out of place.

A movement that occurs in a week in which Quique Setién denounced the board of directors for the non-payment of his liquidation and a group of partners have brought together more than 20,000 partners to force a vote of no confidence against Bartomeu and his board of directors.

But something must happen in the offices of Aristides Maillol, who are in the spotlight after the first bombshell launched by Bayern in the form of 2-8 and the second starring Leo Messi.

With no time to recover from the latest surprise, now a new one occurs. Something happens with Riqui, who played half a game against Nàstic, a few minutes against Girona and will no longer dress in the Gamper.

The future of the youth squad, with a contract until 2021 and an option of two more seasons that can unilaterally activate the Barça, It could be as transferred away from the Camp Nou. In times of lean cows in Can Barça, the leaders need ingenuity to activate some of the pending operations, one of them that of the right-hander Sergiño Dest (Ajax). The same Riqui could be a bargaining chip in this.


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