Barcelona to block PSG loan offer for Riqui Puig

Barcelona will block a reported January loan offer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain for highly rated midfield star Riqui Puig.

Puig was informed by manager Ronald Koeman during pre-season that he would not form part of his first team plans in the 2020/21 campaign.

However, despite speculation over a potential La Liga loan move before the summer transfer window closed, he remained at the Camp Nou.

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Thomas Tuchel is keen on a January loan move for the Spanish U21 international.

Barcelona are expected to reject that as Koeman does not want to strengthen a Champions League rival.

But with Puig’s contract at the Camp Nou expiring in July 2021, he could negotiate a pre-contract agreement with a non-Spanish club regardless of the club’s intentions.

Puig is highly regarded at Barcelona after playing a starring role at underage level, but unless Koeman’s position on him changes, he could move on ahead of the 2021/22 season.

 

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  1. Imre Ford says:

    Puiq shouldn’t be sold. He’s the future of Barcelona. Koeman did the right thing to use young players and get rid of some of the older players although his tactics are questionable. Puiq may not be in his plan but may not last long either. Therefore to sell Puiq would be a mistake.

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