The Catalan stressed that he would do everything possible to develop players who will have the qualities to make a breakthrough in a senior setup.

Barca’s first-team future should come from La Masia

La Masia CEO Xavi Vilajoana emphasized the importance of promoting young prospects from the Academy to the first Barcelona team. The Catalan stressed that he would do everything possible to develop players who will have the qualities to make a breakthrough in a senior setup. “At least we have an obsession on my part to improve our players and make them grow here,” he told the club’s media. “The inclusions that can be considered are particular. Who can improve what we have at home, but for us, it is the key to working with people from the academy”. To my mind, and on the Board’s part, we believe a lot in the Academy”. The future of Barcelona’s first team should come from La Masia. We must continue to do this work, which, in our opinion, is being done well, and we must improve every year.”

La Masia is Barcelona’s fundamental support

Then Vilajoana made it clear that Barcelona sees La Masia as a vital cog in its machine. “The academy is our fundamental support,” he added. “We invest a lot of resources in men’s and women’s football. So our goal is to maximize the players reached the corresponding first-teams. We will continue to work and contend with making this realizable. It’s not easy, because it requires, in addition to the players’ talent, a lot of work on the part of the managers. And in this notice, I want to congratulate all the staff and directors of the Academy in men’s and women’s teams because they did an excellent job this year. “It will not take a long time to see the consequence of this work. Recently, Barcelona announced the coaching staff of their academy’s teams for next season.

 

“We held individual meetings with all the coaches of all the football teams of the academy. The Board talked with them about their evolution and how we analyzed their work. We also allowed them to give their feedback and advice on how to improve the situation. I appreciate that until June 1. All coaches know whether they will continue or not, they know what their future will be for next year.”