Alejandro Balde: A great opportunity for the La Masia left back


He could be used as the No 2 to Jordi Alba for next season

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Sergi Capdevila

Barcelona’s bad economic situation will see La Masia players get more chances. Last season Ronald Koeman turned to the B team with excellent results. Oscar Mingueza, Ilaix Moriba and even Pedri, who might have played for B or gone on loan, were given chances and took them.

Barcelona have decided not to sign a new left back to replace Junior Firpo. He joined Leeds and now there is a gap in Barca’s squad, which could be filled by Alejandro Balde.

He’s young, a dynamic left back and a natural alternative to Jordi Alba. Alejandro, with his father from Guinea Bissau and a Dominican mother, stated off in athletics. He’s got great pace and can run all day, one of the fastest players at the club. 

He was desperate to come to Barcelona but they delayed and delayed and he went to Espanyol, shining there as a striker, and 10 years ago Barca eventually plucked him away.

Beyond Balde, Serginio Dest or Emerson could also play there, even though they are right backs.



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