Riqui Puig, in the shop window

It’s been a while since the technical secretary of Barcelona has recommended Riqui Puig to accept a transfer operation with the right to repurchase or an assignment to continue growing football. The homegrown midfielder has so far resisted leaving the club because he blindly trusts his chances to succeed at Blaugrana.

However, It seems that patience has run out in the box and in the sports management and the departure of Riqui Puig is an urgent option as evidenced by the fact that his name was the first to appear on the table in the meal celebrated on Tuesday in Barcelona by the presidents of Valencia, Anil Murthy, and that of Barça, Joan Laporta.

Riqui has so far overcome the circumstance of Not having minutes with Valverde, nor with Setién, nor with Koeman, nor with Xavi like coaches waiting to make a jump that never came and seeing how other younger players like Pedri, Gavi and, to a lesser extent, Nico overtook him. Some of these techniciansThey proposed transfers alleging that at his age, the important thing was to have minutes that at Barça he would have almost impossible to get, but Riqui refused to leave. The player himself dismantled a transfer operation already closed to two bands with Zaragoza.

Xavi, who even came to test his transfer to Al Sadd in Qatar, will be the one to show him the exit door. The first attempt to find him a team for next season was at Tuesday’s lunch with Valencia in which many names came up.

On the Valencian side, there was talk of Carlos Soler and José Luis Gayà, while at Barça names already common in many negotiations came out, such as Martin Braithwaite or Sergiño Dest. But the one that headed the list was that of Riqui Puig, who is definitely in the showcase.

Photo by Riqui Puig