Each time the transfer window opens, Riqui Puig’s name is linked with a Barca exit in the firm of a loan. Various clubs have been interested in the midfielder and this summer has not been an exception.
Granada and Celta have asked for him, along with Ajax. Premier League and German clubs too. But Barca’s sporting directors have evaluated the options and left the decision in the hands of the player. He did not want to go anywhere and rejected them all. He’s focused on making it at Barca in the first team.
The club value his posture and perseverance in this regard, even though he didn’t get minutes under Ronald Koeman last season. The coach will count on him in the squad and he will have to work hard to be important this season.
He has a deal until June 30, 2023. Last season, his first complete year as a first teamer, he played 24 games, a total of 581 minutes, scoring one goal against Elche to seal a 2-0 win.
However his most important moment was against Real Sociedad in the Spanish Super Cup semis when he took the fifth penalty and sent Barca through to the final.