Riqui Puig is one of the brightest prospects at FC Barcelona. The midfielder is seen as someone who could have an impact on the side and generate illusion amongst supporters just like Iniesta and Xavi previously did. There's still a long way to go in his development but many see him as a key figure in the post-Messi era at Barça.
Riqui Puig: "Estoy preparado para superar nuevos retos"
But the debate continues over the next step he should take. Does he warrant a place in the senior squad? Should he go join another LaLiga side on loan to get regular playing time? Or should he remain with Barça B and train, and be involved sparingly, with the first team?
At the moment it appears he will remain with the B side and continue to fight for his chance in the senior squad.
Today Riqui turns 20 years old. As you can probably imagine, he's been inundated with messages wishing him the best across social media. The young midfielder thanked all of them on his Instagram account. That message was surprisingly only in English.
"Thanks everyone for all your birthday’s wishes! You made my day, your support means a lot to me. I’m ready to overcome all new challenges. Always more. Never less."
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