Barcelona close to signing Real Valladolid wonderkid – report


FC Barcelona Sports Director Anderson de Souza Deco is pictured at the Joan Gamper training ground in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on September 2, 2023. Barcelona signed Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix and Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo on loan until the end of the season.
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FC Barcelona continue to work on this season’s objectives while simultaneously planning ahead. As any well-managed club has done so over the last few decades, the Blaugranes also want to sort out a proper plan ahead of time. Moreover, Barcelona wants to learn from the mistakes of their own past.

One area in which the Catalan giants undoubtedly have shown improvement is the development and incorporation of youngsters. No longer the financial juggernauts they once were, Barcelona now almost always have to keep an eye out on good market opportunities and players with good projections.

As a consequence of this, they are able to invest a small amount into a player who can potentially make them much more in return due to their valuation increasing, and also not be a financial gamble that will not pay off on the field. Thus, they have kept their eyes and ears open, and a certain name from Real Valladolid’s quarry is now reaching them.

According to AS, Barcelona have already advanced an operation that would see Alvaro Gomez make his way to the club. Born in 2009, the defender is a player who has been highlighted as being quite special by those who follow him closely.

One of the most talented developments from his generation, the defender has the ability to play both as a central option as well as a right-back when needed. He possesses a good blend of defensive awareness, positional expertise, and a creative understanding of the game.

Initially, his entourage and family decided to keep him with Real Valladolid’s subsidiary even when Atletico Madrid came knocking last summer. At that time, the priority was his development and for the player to not make a big leap too soon. Now, however, it seems he is ready to make that jump.

Already impressing across all levels, he regularly competes and trains with players above his age group. Now, if AS is to be believed, his next step with Barcelona could be very interesting and makes him a player definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

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