Ilias Akhomach will play with the first team in pre-season


Ilias Akhomach will play with the first team in pre-season

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The young winger will get his chance to show Xavi he can have an impact this season

Ilias Akhomach will be one of the Barça B players who will play for the first team from July 4 in pre-season. Xavi will get the chance to coach him after giving him his debut at the top level last season and has kept his eye on the youngster when he went back to Barca B and finished the season with the Juvenil.

Ilias will get a Barcelona B registration and shirt next season even though he’s still at Juvenil age level. There’s a lot of hope within the club for the winger, who has great footballing potential and can beat his man one on one on the flank.

The U19 Spain international is a pure winger and that’s the type Xavi likes to open up the pitch with. He played as an interior in Oscar Lopez’s Juvenil A side, with more space to show his talent and bring the ball up the pitch with danger.

Xavi started Ilias in his first game in charge of Barcelona against Espanyol at Camp Nou and then again against Mallorca, with Covid-19 and injuries hurting the squad. Now Ilias will get a second chance.