FC Barcelona-Riqui Puig, the unloved star of Ronald Koeman ?


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The real Gold nugget of the Barcelona training centre, Riqui Puig could be packing his bags in these last days of mercato. Many clubs are knocking at the door hoping to get the young catalan on loan.

Riqui Puig the announcement

It is a new announcement that has caused yet another tremor in Spain. Riqui Puig, crack of the training centre and favourite of the socios, was expected at the turn of the season, and was about to finally settle down in the professional team.

This was the wish of many fans, who finally had their hopes dashed.

Indeed, after Luis Suarez, it is the young Spaniard’s turn to be shown the way out by his new coach, Ronald Koeman, to everyone’s surprise.

A future sale is not mentioned for the moment, and every-one is more inclined towards a loan to get trained in another stable.

Very quickly, the interested clubs pointed their noses at the one who represents one of the greatest hopes for his position on the other side of the Pyrenees.

Among them were PSV Eindhoven and FC Porto, as Mundo Deportivo is now indicating.


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A situation that will have to find a way out quickly, as the mercato is rapidly approaching its end (on October 5th).

However, the father and manager, of the main interested party recently explained that his son did not intend to leave Spain, but rather to fight for a place in the Catalan squad.

We are therefore heading towards a new incongruous situation, which is not doing the business of Barcelona’s leaders, who have been plagued by many worries since the announcement of Lionel Messi’s departure wishes at the end of August.

Riqui Puig Statistics

Riqui Puig is a central midfielder for Spanish La Liga club Barcelona. Riqui Puig joined Barcelona on 1 Jul 2018. Their squad number is 28. Riqui Puig comes from Spain and their current age is 21 (Date of Birth: 13/08/1999). Their height is 169cm and their weight is 56kg.


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In the Spanish La Liga season 2019/20, Riqui Puig played 5 matches (plus 6 as a sub). They had 5 shots on target from a total of 7 shots and scored 0 goals (0.72 xG).

Riqui Puig averaged 39 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 91%, and had 2 assists. Riqui Puig received 1 yellow card and 0 red cards. The average Infogol Player Rating for Riqui Puig in the Spanish La Liga 2019/20 season was 6.50.


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The last match for Riqui Puig was against FC Bayern München in the Champions League, when the match result was a 2-8 Barcelona loss.

Will Riqui Puig play against villareal on the 27 Sep 2020 ?

Barcelona will play their next fixture on 27 Sep 2020, against Villarreal at Camp Nou in the Spanish La Liga.

The last tweet is not clear about been in the Barcelona lineup, it will be confirmed one hour before the match starts.

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