Ronald Koeman and Barcelona have already made a decision on Riqui Puig

Barcelona could yet offload youngster Riqui Puig ahead of tomorrow night’s transfer deadline.

The 22-year-old has not featured in any of Barcelona‘s first three games of the season, Ronald Koeman clear on who should make up his midfield/

Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets have been the undisputed starters thus far, and it does not look as though Puig will get a look in.

That’s despite the youngster making as many as 24 appearances across all competitions last term.

And it is, perhaps, for that reason why he still feels he can fulfil his dream of becoming a Barcelona starter.

But according to Marca, Koeman does not see it the same way, and the Dutchman would not stand in the way of an exit for the midfielder.

Nor would Barcelona at club level, and so an exit from Camp Nou for Puig is on the cards ahead of tomorrow night’s deadline.

The only obstacles could be whether there is any interest, and indeed whether Puig himself is willing to leave.

Tags FC Barcelona Riqui Puig Ronald Koeman

5 Comments

  1. Isaac says:

    Welcome to Madrid, boy!

  2. Cristian R. says:

    Pedri needed a lot of games to show that he has potential, and had forgettable games all along, yet he was given consistent opportunities to play.

    RK’s behavior towards Puig is baffling, and I assume it stems out of non-footballing issues that were not made public. RK showed once and again that he is limited in his tactical approach, his subs are badly mistimed and more often are the result of panic rather than judgement. He was infatuated with a few players, Pedri is one of them who in the end proved to be worth it, Moriba was the other, and I’d rather not waste my time on him.

    A great player does not automatically make a great coach, and the sub mediocre results RK has had elsewhere cannot be by accident.

    Barca would make (yet another) huge mistake to sell Puig, maybe a loan would do him good to get consistent first team play , at least until RK is sacked. I hope that Laporta will be as steadfast with RK as he was with Messi, Laporta announced an assessment of RK and his staff around game day 12 when Barca will have played most of the good teams in La Liga. Plus I expect Barca to have a very tough time against Bayern, Benfica, and even Kiev in the UCL group. The more RK stays the more time we waste. The last game vs dead bottom Getafe was yet another stark reminder of how weak we are starting from the technical staff down.

    So I hope that Puig outstays RK and I hope for a coach with skill and vision, something that RK lacks badly, unfortunately.

    1. Cristian R. says:

      During this time, RK insists on playing Griezmann, who is invisible for long stretches or even for full games, like it was the case vs Getafe the other day. Time to admit that Griezmann does not fit the Barca profile and style of play (if such a thing still exists after 3 inept coaches), and let him go to Atletico in exchange for players.

      It seems to me that Laporta and RK’s plan is not to develop the team, but instead to give ample playing time to the likes of Coutinho and Griezmann no matter what, in the hope that their value will go up and the club will get to recoup some of its insane spending on them.

      I personally started to root for the other teams in the hope that RK will be sacked at the end of October, should Laporta be believed – which I no longer do after his double speech on Messi.

  3. Namama says:

    Stupid coach koemna out to Barcelona sorry rigui puig is TIME

  4. ABDULAZEEZ murtala says:

    Stupid coach koemna out to Barcelona sorry rigui puig is TIME

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