Barcelona’s plans for Lamine Yamal after Spurs breakthrough

Barcelona’s plans for Lamine Yamal after Spurs breakthrough

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The Joan Gamper Trophy had a stand-out name. That of Lamine Yamal. The young player, just sixteen years old, came on in Montjuïc with just ten minutes to go before the 90th minute and with Barça behind on the scoreboard.

Xavi's side scored three goals. Lamine Yamal did not score any, but he was the source of all three with three spectacular actions in which he drove Sergio Reguilon crazy, getting the crowd off their seats and reminding us of Messi's Gamper against Juventus in 2005.

Everyone at the club knows that Lamine Yamal is destined to become a key player in the coming years, but everyone is also aware that one must be careful with the youngest debutant in Barça's history in La Liga, at 15 years, 9 months and 16 days, a circumstance that happened on 29 April in a match against Betis. That day he already showed signs of his quality, with a great assist for Dembélé and a shot that only Rui Silva's good intervention prevented it from ending in a goal.

Lamine Yamal was already being pampered by Xavi, who decided to take him on the pre-season tour of the United States, taking part in the games against Arsenal and Milan. His progression in all these months has been spectacular.

The coach is very satisfied with his performance, with how he is training and because he understands perfectly the team's game and everything the coach asks of him. That is why Xavi has decided that he will continue in the first team dynamic and it is certain that he will be on the list of those called up to travel to Getafe next Sunday for Barça's opening game in La Liga against the team coached by Pepe Bordalás.

The player, for his part, has his feet on the ground. He knows that he has to take it easy and that his place is in Rafa Márquez's reserve team, but he is also aware that he has a great opportunity to play a leading role in the first team after the departure of Ousmane Dembélé to PSG.

Lamine Yamal, a player with a great left foot, plays very well on the left wing and on the right flank, very important for Xavi, where he only has Raphinha, although Ferran Torres can also play. That is why Lamine Yamal will play a very important role in the first team, at least until a new attacker arrives, if he arrives, as the coach's priorities are the arrival of a right back and a right winger.

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