One of the best things ever Koeman in just over a year who has been at Barcelona is the promotion of their youth. The quarry and the signings of ‘children’ work again, and the Dutchman is giving him the alternative to a generation of footballers who fill of new blood and enthusiasm to the club and the fans.
The list is very long, with Mingueza, Dest, Araújo, Eric García, … but for what they have offered so far, there are three that stand out above the rest. Is about Pedri, Ansu Fati and Gavi. The first two are already fixed in the selection despite be 19 years old, but are injured or just recovered. Gavi is only 17 but it has already been headline twice with Luis Enrique.
It’s still too early to know who can win the Ballon d’Or in the future, but right now it’s the three of them those that can make the fans dream with taking it away some day. Pedri has played everything in his first year with the Catalans, has been key in the Euro with the national team and has won the Olympic silver.
Ansu already stood out with Valverde, and despite having suffered a very serious injury that had it 10 months unemployed, he has a very hopeful future. Debuted ago one year as an international, with goal included, and on his return this year he also scored against him I raised (3-0). Not another thing, but what it does not lack is the gift of opportunity. The club has made him the heir to the Messi’s ’10’.
The last to enter this list is Gavi. This is all a hypothesis based on the first indications, but those of the Andalusian could not have been better. He is barely 17 years old and has already proven its quality and especially his personality. The logical thing is that it begins to be a starter for Koeman, as it has been for Luis Enrique in the Nations League matches. I repeat, he is still a minor.
Therefore, these three are the young people of Barcelona with which the club and the fans should have more reasons to get excited. In the future, it is possible to dream that someone wins the Golden Ball. It would be an incredible success for the entity … and for Spanish football.