Ronald Koeman has sent ten B-team players for Barcelona to a first-team camp in Germany. All of them had the opportunity to join the expedition on German soil, but the Dutch coach gives it more importance and is especially satisfied with five of them, who took the opportunity: Nico, Demir, Gavi and Baldi. Ray Manaj.
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All five have minutes in these pre-season matches, but of all of them, three have had strong matches and, in addition, they have serious options to be with the first team during the 21-22 season: Nico Gonzalez, Youssef Demir and Gavi. The three were the champions of the match against Stuttgart, last Saturday, the first against a major competitor, and they fulfilled Koeman’s expectations.
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Demir, who is only 18 years old, has started all three matches played so far against Nastic, Girona and Stuttgart. Against the German national team, he also scored his first goal as a Barcelona player. He convinced Koeman with his offensive sense, poise and good tactical vision for the match. The young player arrived on loan from Rapid Vienna, but Barcelona have a purchase option worth 10 million.
Nico Gonzalez, for his part, caught the Dutch coach’s attention last year. At the club they see the 19-year-old midfielder, with a contract until 2024, the natural replacement for Sergio Busquets. His impressive changes in pace and passing make him one of the most hopeful players in the academy.
But Koeman also wrote a dry name, even though he was only 16 years old. The Andalusian attacking midfielder, who started at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, impressed with his personality and control of the match from the left wing.
Meanwhile, Baldy did not play against Stuttgart. The young left-back started off against Nastic and Girona, but Koeman bet Serginho Dest against the German team right from the start at that start and then Jordi Alba.
Another notable name for Barcelona Academy is Ray Manaj. The Albanian striker, in fact, is the top scorer before the start of the season with four goals. He signed a hat-trick against Nastic and scored a goal against Girona.
But the youth team player will not continue at the Camp Nou. He knows the difficulty of getting a place in the formation, manned attack, and he and the club are looking for the best way out. His excellent performance in this season helps him to get more good performances in the market.
Also, due to the difficulty of obtaining playing minutes, Collado will leave the entity in the next few hours. It will go on loan.
Another name for the quarry is Alex Moriba, but the player is with the Barcelona B team until his future crisis is resolved. At the moment, there is no agreement to renew his contract with the club.
This article was translated from Marca newspaper