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Barcelona: Fans want to see Riqui Puig promoted to the first team

Barcelona: Fans want to see Riqui Puig promoted to the first team

Barcelona fans want to see 20-year-old midfielder Riqui Puig promoted to the first-team, as shown by recent Tweets in response to a post by @barcacentre.

The young Spaniard is making progress in the club’s B team, scoring two goals and providing two assists in eight appearances in Segunda Group B, via Transfermarkt.

Puig is yet to feature for Ernesto Valverde’s first team this season due to the vast amount of players the Blaugrana currently have available to them in central midfield.

Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Arthur are Valverde’s preferred trio in the centre of the park, while the likes of Arturo Vidal and Sergi Roberto are the most used after that, via Sport.

This has left few opportunities for the club’s other central midfielders – Puig, Ivan Rakitic and Carles Alena – with at least one of them looking as though they’ll depart the club in January, likely Rakitic, as the Croatian continues to gain interest from a host of European heavyweights.

It’s clear that many Barcelona fans want to see more of Puig, however, with some calling for him to be promoted to the first-team squad…

Barcelona fans, what do you make of Puig? Let us know in the comments!

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