August 3, 2020

The first “reinforcement” of Barça de Setién

Canterano Abel Ruiz could be the substitute for Luis Suárez during his four months off. Thus, the club would avoid the winter market, which last year only meant disappointing incorporations

Already notified in your presentation. “I have an absolute predisposition to take care of the kids because they generate an energy that allows those above not to relax,” Setién said Tuesday. Today, in his third training with Barça, the first results of this philosophy have already been seen: Abel Ruiz and Marquis, of the subsidiary, joined the first team session.

But Ruiz’s case could go further and not be on time. It is well known that Barça needs a striker to replace Luis Suárez during his four months off, and everything suggests that Setién prefers to give the quarry a chance rather than resorting to a complicated winter market. Although the forward of Barça B only has three goals in Group III of Second B, he has already accumulated several seasons as a reference in attack of La Masía and It has already sounded like the goal of clubs like, precisely, the former team of Setién (Real Betis), but when it was already directed by Rubí. Valencia has been the last club to ask by the ram of Almusafes, although Setién already shows that he has it.

The 19-year-old forward, with a contract with Barça until 2021 after renewing in 2018, is important in the Spanish sub-21 team, with which he disputed the European past.

In this way, Barça would have learned the lesson about the ‘dangers’ of the winter market. Last year in a similar situation, they ended up signing hastily to Kevin-Prince Boateng and Murillo, which barely had minutes and did not really reinforce the culé template. In fact, both operations were one of the most criticized aspects of the board after the disappointing end of the season.

The prominence that the Cantabrian coach is giving the quarry does not remain in two residual examples, and up to four other players of the subsidiary (Iñaki Peña, Morer, Chumi and Riqui Puig) They participated in the preparatory session this morning. Especially striking seems the weight that Riqui is charging in Setién’s plans. Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati are the only canteranos who were already seated in the first team of Ernesto de Valverde, who was also criticized for not giving opportunities to young players of «ADN Barça» as Aleñá, assigned to Betis, or Riqui Puig. A «DNA» that Setién already seeks to recover »


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