La Liga – FC Barcelona Young man not in Koeman’s plans
Riqui Puig is one of the pearls of Barcelona‘s La Masia academy, with its technical skill and vision apparently destined to fit the team’s style of play perfectly. But, Ronald Koeman do not see him as part of his plans.
The 21-year-old finds it harder to find minutes that could hamper his progress, and the managers at the club are wary of this.
Koeman has already sent him numerous messages, private and in public, indicating that he should seek a loan move, but Puig decide to keep up Barcelona to try to change plan.
It is not the case that the Dutch are reluctant to play young people, as Oscar Mingueza and Ronald Araujo will testify, but Puig struggling to look inside. He has played all three Champions League matches, but none of them from the start.
There may be a solution to the Puig a dilemma at the door, as various media in Seville report that the midfielder can be loaned Real Betis for the rest of the season.
According to Estadio Deportivo, the main sweetener for Puig is it Barcelona will first extend his contract, which is currently due to expire in June 2021, thus giving him security over his future at the Catalan club, while also giving him the chance to play more regularly and prove himself.