Barcelona unearth a new gem, now training with the first team

Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images

FC Barcelona are no strangers to revelations regarding new and upcoming talents from La Masia. They have been well recognized and reputed as one of the frontrunners in global football when it comes to youth development. From the likes of a particular Argentine by the name of Lionel Messi, to the likes of Spanish goliaths such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Sergio Busquets amongst many other, they remain absolute in that regard.

Over the recent few weeks in the 2022/2023 footballing season, Barcelona have had to suffer and endure injury problems affecting their key players. The likes of Ousmane Dembele, Pedri, Frenkie De Jong and Andreas Christensen have all been victims of this onslaught of injuries. To curb the repercussions of said forced breaks, Xavi Hernandez has turned his eye to the players of La Masia.

The talents from the subsidiary that Xavi has invited to train with the first team have come to include some regulars such as Lamine Yamal, Marc Casado, Aleix Garrido, Estanis Pedrola, and Angel Alarcon among others. However, a new name may soon be ready to join them on a regular basis, who is now catching the eye of the coach and brings himself a reputable value held by the club for him.

Juvenil B center-back Pau Cubarsi becomes the latest addition to this assortment of talents that Xavi has included in his training sessions. The 16-year-old will soon be eligible to also sign his first professional contract when he reaches the age of 17 in January of the upcoming year.

Right-footed and possessing the standard traits of a centreback, the player is noted to be solid in possession of the ball, having great leadership skills and a competent force to be reckoned with in duels for the ball itself. Moreover, in November of last year, he also became the third youngest player from Barcelona to feature in the UEFA Youth League.

The player has also become a favorite of sorts in the junior divisions of the Spanish National Team. Having made a total of 21 appearances across the under-15, under-16, and under-17 sides. Reports suggest the coaches of the Spanish team admire his quality and potential a lot.

Barcelona have been trying to tie down the player to a longer contract, something the player himself feels positively towards. However, negotiations have been unable to progress much as of now and the demand for the player remains ever-present from sides across Europe that are keeping an eye on his development according to RELEVO.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The Latest

Jordi Alba decides to leave Barcelona, also agrees to forego massive proportion of salary – report

In a season that was meant to be considered the rebirth of a new generation for FC Barcelona, there have been many old feathers...

Barcelona director comments on Jules Kounde’s situation – report

FC Barcelona have won the league title after several seasons, and the team's defense played a central part in this achievement. However, there are...

La Masia graduate makes La Liga debut, had to suffer a 3-1 defeat

The last La Liga match against Real Valladolid saw a number of changes in the FC Barcelona team. Xavi Hernandez took this match as...

The list of six priority signings of Barcelona in the summer – report

As the end of the season and the beginning of the summer transfer window approaches, the workload at the offices of FC Barcelona is...

Xavi not willing to let star defender leave Barcelona – report

One of the best aspects of this current iteration of FC Barcelona this season was their defense and their brilliant defensive record. Xavi's men...

Barcelona midfield target rejects Arsenal offer amidst interest from the Catalan club – report

The summer transfer window is well and truly on its way, and while it is still early days, FC Barcelona have begun to make...

Three Barcelona youngsters could be involved in a deal to sign Xavi’s preferred midfielder – report

With Sergio Busquets' departure from the club confirmed FC Barcelona are looking for his possible replacements in the upcoming summer transfer window. One of...

Barcelona loanee reveals his next potential destination

Samuel Umtiti was one of the key components of the FC Barcelona squad during the 2016-17 and the 2017-18 seasons. However, having seen his...

Mikel Arteta’s last-ditch effort to convince Gundogan to snub Barcelona move – report

FC Barcelona are aiming to strengthen their midfield in the upcoming transfer window, and Ilkay Gundogan is one of their preferred targets. However, bringing...