Reports state that Barcelona FC is focusing on turning their academy over the other top European clubs. They are relying more on than ever this season and it is a trend that will likely go on with the return of Xavi as the new manager of the club. The legendary Barca midfielder is striking back from cutting his coaching teeth in Qatar and has raised himself now in ranks. He is well aware of the quality that dwells in the popular football school of La Masia.
Xavi getting the opportunity to work with youngsters
It is a good thing for Xavi as he will get an existing nucleus to work from with four young bloods debuting this season for Barcelona, including Nico Gonzalez, Gavi, Alejandro Balde, and Abde Ezzalzouli. In addition to that, Alvaro Sanz is also there, who is likely to get his opportunity under Xavi’s reign. Coming to the youngsters, Barcelona has the most compared to the other top European clubs, including Real Madrid having one, i.e., Sergio Santos and Atletico Madrid having none.
The youngsters for Barca
The crop of Barca is not just on the fringe though with Nico and Gavi specifically racking up 12 starts between them so far, in this respective term. Balde has played three times for the club, and the number could have been more if he wasn’t injured.
Along with that, Arnau Tenas and Inaki Pena has also travelled with the team in regular intervals, and are expected to get a chance in the playing 11 soon. There has been a lot of confusion during the last 18 months in Barcelona however the present financial condition of the club has disturbed the situation to some extent giving rise to the consequences.