A Getafe with old Blaugrana acquaintances

Carles Aleñá, Sandro Ramírez and Jorge Cuenca were Barça players before joining Getafe. Now they will face their former team. We review the trajectories of the former Catalans.

Carles Aleñá

With Barça DNA since 2005, he climbed categories until his debut with the subsidiary in 2015 and scored his first goal against Eldense. After achieving promotion to the Second Division with the Catalan team, he became the Barça’s top scorer, with eleven goals.

His exceptional season would have a prize and Luis Enrique would call him up with the first team in 2016 in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey against Valencia. Nevertheless, his first start would come against Hércules in the same competitionwith draw and goal included.

In the domestic League he debuted against Granada the following year and three days later he would play his first official match at Can Barça against Sevilla.

It would be Lionel Messi who would give him his first goal. The Catalan would score against Villareal in 2018 after a masterful pass from the Argentine star. Two days later, he would sign for the first team wearing number 21. However, he would give Frenkie de Jong the number and keep 19. The Dutchman’s grandfather died on his 21st birthday and this number would become a tribute.

In 2019 he would arrive on loan to Betis until the end of the season and a year later, to Getafe. It would be the azulón team who would agree with Barça on his transfer.

Sandro Ramirez

It was discovered by Jordi Gris, a Barça scout, when he played in the ranks of Las Palmas in 2009. Since then, he would alternate categories of Juvenile A and B.

Nevertheless, an injury to the meniscus in his right knee left him sidelined for three months. He would return to the team under the orders of Oscar García, but the injuries would accompany him and this time, he would be in the meniscus of his left knee. Having been the leader of the Barça forward, he would miss the rest of the season.

Making a leap to the subsidiary and debuting against Mirandés, he scored his first goal against the eternal rival. After a rejection by the goalkeeper, he would leave the Real Madrid goalkeeper without options and would end the campaign as a benchmark for Barça’s forward.

The losses in the first team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil allowed him to prepare the preseason with them. After entering Lucho’s squad, the Spaniard would make him debut against Villareal. Like Aleñá, a cross from Messi would allow him to convert what was the winning goal.

In Copa del Rey against Huesca he would score his eighth and last Barça goal. The signing of Luis Suárez made him return to the subsidiary, while the first team would get its second treble.

However, Luis Enrique would promote him to the first team together with Munir the following year and he would participate in the US tour. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of the MSN meant that it failed to gain prominence.

Málaga would announce his signing the following season and would win suitors after his campaign at the Andalusian club. Everton would take over his services and Sandro would chain assignments (Sevilla, Real Sociedad and Valladolid) until disassociating himself from the English team. He would sign for Huesca and later, he would arrive at Getafe.

Jorge Cuenca

Coming from Alcorcón where he played in the youth stage, in 2016-2017 he played 5 games with the first team in the Second Division. 400,000 euros were worth the Madrid club for the Catalans to take over their services and enter the Blaugrana leadership.

He debuted with the subsidiary against Cultural Leonesa on October 31, 2018 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 32. In 2020 he was transferred to Villarreal to be transferred to Almería. In the summer market of 2021, Getafe managed to take him on loan.

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