Date: 24th May 2018 at 7:00pm
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Barcelona will fight to keep hold of teenage starlet Riqui Puig, according to Sport.

The Catalan publication reports the midfielder could be on his way to us in the summer, but Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is determined for the 18-year-old to remain at the Camp Nou.

Puig was part of the Under-18 squad that won the UEFA Youth League this season, and his progression has reportedly led to the Catalan side redoubling their efforts to keep him.

His contract expires at the end of the season, and while he does have an offer on the table to remain with the La Liga club, he is considering other offers as well.

One of those offers is said to be from us.  We will likely have made a contract proposal significantly higher than what he is already on at Barcelona, and we’ll just have to wait and see whether it is enough to persuade him to move to England.

 

6 Replies to “La Liga Giants Attempt To Resist Spurs’s Bid To Recruit Midfield Starlet”

  • See MP has signed a two year extension for himself as have his coaching team, they are all committed until 2023. Good news I suppose, does this mean that he has agreed a transfer strategy with Levy, or will we just blag our way through the bargain basement as usual, returning our customary transfer window net profit. We have 1 or 2 glaring needs standing between us and winning things.

  • Will be interesting to see how leaving the EU changes this for British clubs in the future. We’ve had Bennetts moved got Germany whilst we’re watching Puig at Barca. I also read that Barca are playing tit for tat and are trying to attract Griffiths back the other ways. Even going back, Arsenal nicked Fabregas whilst Utd nicked Pique at this point in their career. Then you add that Chelsea have 30 youngsters out on loan whilst Juventus have something like 50.

    It just feels like there’s something way out of control with this part of the football world. Surely it needs tighter control.

  • Honestly am not suggesting Barcelona to sale all of our young foot balers,we will see how leaving the EU changes this for British clubs in future.

  • Sorry guys, Riqui has deciderad to stay at his beloved childhood club. He has announced it on his twitter account as well.

    Better luck next time. 😉

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