After his excellent performance, the Premier League clubs are seeking to kidnap the young star, and Barcelona's strategy leads to his departure

After his excellent performance, the Premier League clubs are seeking to kidnap the young star, and Barcelona’s strategy leads to his departure

Amid Barcelona’s crisis in the offensive circuit, Ferran Gutgla arrived as a pleasant surprise. The B team player scored as many goals as Luke de Jong in fewer matches, and helped the first team with his performances as a striker.

However, the impending return of Memphis Depay and Ansuwa Fati put his future in the first team at risk. Despite his impressive performances, he is far from an untouchable component of the team. Moreover, the arrival of Ferran Torres and the potential signing of Alvaro Morata will add more pressure on the young star.

According to reports from El Nacional, the player has attracted the interest of the Premier League. If he is pushed into the B team, he could welcome a move to England, especially Leeds United, who have shown an interest.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have had their share of trouble up front. Signing in January to strengthen the position is not excluded, and Gotgla is one possibility. Leeds can pay up to 10 million euros for the striker.

However, the final decision rests with Xavi Hernandez. The Barcelona coach has benefited from the performance of the B team player this season, and it remains to be seen what he decides.