Barcelona has always given priority to La Masia, but the truth is that, from recent years to today, we have seen many Blaugrana signings and few homegrown players settled in the first team. Can you imagine that they would have given them confidence and these players would not have left?
This would be the eleven of Barcelona youth players:
Jordi Masip in goal. The goalkeeper waited too long for opportunities. Last year, despite the decline, he was one of the most prominent players in Valladolid.
Héctor Bellerín on the right side. The Arsenal winger grew up in the Barcelona quarry, although he left for the Gunner club in adolescence, to take the last steps before reaching professional football.
Gerard Piqué in the center of defense. The Catalan central defender left Barcelona to finish his progression at Manchester United, but was soon back at his club.
We continue with the players who left before reaching the first team. Eric García, like Piqué, changed Barcelona for Manchester, although he signed for Guardiola’s City. This summer he has returned to the Camp Nou.
Jordi Alba was trained as a footballer in the Barcelona quarry, but he didn’t want to wait until he had a chance in the first team. He decided to go out and get tanned at Cornellà. After triumphing at Nàstic and Valencia he returned to the Blaugrana club.
Sergio Busquets does not know what it is to play for a team other than Barcelona. A drawer one club man. He burned stages in the quarry until he had the opportunity in the first team and became an irreplaceable player.
Thiago Alcántara at the controls. The midfielder grew up in the quarry and triumphed at Barcelona, but went to Bayern Munich. Now he plays for Liverpool. It would grant order and tactics in the center of the culé field.
Dani Olmo is one of the most promising footballers in European football. The player grew up in Barcelona as a footballer, but when he was a youth he decided to sign for Dinamo de Zágreb. Product made in Barcelona.
Adama Traoré, the Wolverhampton all-rounder. The Barcelona quarry not only provides players with a tactical sense, it is also a school of verticality and power.
Simply Lionel Messi. Right now he is without a contract. For the first time he does not belong to Barcelona. Except for surprise, it will renew.
For the extreme left we have opted for the promise of the culé quarry: Ansu Fati. The extreme has disputed the position with other footballers like Mauro Icardi, Keita Baldé or Bojan Krkic.