Setien to flood in 5 players from the Team B amid May 16 resumption date as Ansu Fati looks to reunite with former squad members.
According to the popular Spanish media outlet, Marca; 5 academy graduates might be joining Ansu Fati in the senior team.
Riqui Puig, Alex Collado, Ronald Araujo, Ramón Rodríguez Jiménez are 4 of the names alongside Goalstopper, Inaki Pena who has although been a regular feature since Neto’s injury.Embed from Getty Images
Riqui Puig is a 20-year-old midfielder who hails from Matadepera, Spain and has been with the Blaugrana since 2013. Exceptional for his ability to dribble and pace with the ball on his feet.
If permitted to, then I would like to call him a ‘Perfect Replacement for Xavi ‘. Although with just 2 goals in 21 Segunda appearances, there are greater chances of him netting more goals in time to come.Embed from Getty Images
Alex Collado is another maestro on the list who can feature very well as either an attacking midfielder or a winger. Born same year as Puig, the Sabadell kid weights 68 kg and recently joined the Team B in 2018.
Collado has been linked to a move to Real Mallorca 3 months ago, according to Tribuna reporter, Margarita Khaymina. A move which later on didn’t manifest.
With 10 goals to his name, Alex Collado has made a total of 62 appearances for the Team B and joining Senior Team would be a breakthrough for him.Embed from Getty Images
We also look at Ronald Araujo from Rivera, Uruguay who plays as a Center Back and has managed to net 6 goals in 43 appearances since joining from Boston River.
Among his 43 appearances is 1 for the senior team already in 2019/2020 season and the 21-year-old has really proven he can fit into Sentien’s Barcelona squad.
Penning down a 5-year contract back in 2018 when he joined also supports him with the nice opportunity to join the Senior squad as he also got good tackling, marking and shot-blocking qualities.Embed from Getty Images
Born in Palma, Spain, 20-year-old Rodriguez will also be looking to step up into the senior team having represented well in the Team B as a midfielder,
Popular for his nickname, Monchu; the central midfielder has been with the Segunda Barcelona division since 2012 and has netted 11 goals in 64 appearances from 2017 till date.