The 21-year-old finds it harder and harder to come by, which could hinder his progression and those in charge at the club are wary of this.
Riqui Puig decided to stay at the club
Riqui Puig is one of Barcelona’s La Masia academy’s jewels, with his technical ability and vision, seemingly destined to match the team’s playing style perfectly. However, Ronald Koeman does not see him in his plans. The 21-year-old finds it harder and harder to come by. Which could hinder his progression and those in charge at the club are wary of this. Koeman had already sent him numerous messages, privately and publicly. Suggesting that he should seek a loan move. But Puig decided to stay at Barcelona to try to change his mind. It’s not that the Dutchman is reluctant to playing youngsters, as Oscar Mingueza and Ronald Araujo will testify, but Puig struggles to get a look in. He played in three Champions League games, but none of them from the start.
There may be a solution to Puig’s dilemma on the horizon. Although the midfielder could be loaned to Real Betis for the remainder of the season. According to Estadio Deportivo, the key sweetener for Puig is that Barcelona will first renew his contract, which is currently due to expire in June 2021, thus offering him some security over his future with the Catalan club, while also allowing him to play more regularly and prove yourself.