Today may be the day when Riqui Puig’s luck changes in relation to the first team of Barcelona. For now, Matadepera opens today his first call of the season with the elderly after becoming fixed in a subsidiary that is too small. It happens that the surpluses in the wide area have deprived him of entering any of the twenty lists of Ernesto Valverde but the rotations in an inconsequential match like the one that Barcelona will play today in San Siro play in his favor in the absence of a few days to decide if he stays or if he goes out in search of minutes in the elite, something that has been denied in Barça to date.
The ‘txingurri’ admitted a couple of weeks ago that “we contemplate being close to the first team” but for now, because he has not wanted or could not, has not given him a ball this season but he washes his hands on the decision Stop with Riqui. “It’s something that corresponds to the player and the club,” he said days after the midfielder admitted for the first time the possibility of leaving the club of his life, even if he was reluctantly. “If I think of a way out? No, in theory no, but we’ll see ”he surprised. The technical management trusts him but for now he follows the B with permission of what may happen today.
After all, Ansu Fati only needed some training to convince Valverde despite being a youth and at twenty, Riqui is no longer unknown to Valverde or anyone else. He understands that “Second B is a passing category” and wants to continue progressing so he assumes that “I will have to make a decision” just as the club will do in a few days to act accordingly, if appropriate, in the winter market . What happens then may have a lot to do with what Riqui does today if he has minutes in San Siro.