- Riqui Puig was once touted as Barcelona's next big talent but failed to live up to the hype in Spain
- Ferran Torres was signed by Barcelona in the 2022 January transfer window from Manchester City
- Riqui Puig didn't think too highly of Ferran Torres when he first heard that Barcelona were signing the player
Riqui Puig will be thankful that he is going to Major League Soccer soon.
The Barcelona youngster will be making the switch from Spain to America, as reports indicate that he has agreed to join LA Galaxy, and the move couldn’t have come at a better time.
The clips, which are reportedly from February, revealed Puig’s thoughts on Torres signing for Barca from Manchester City. Torres made the move to the Catalan giants in the January transfer window.
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In the clips, Puig could be heard saying, "Ferran Torres? Guardiola didn’t even want him. He played 12 matches last year."
Torres didn’t even play 12 games for City. He only made seven appearances for the English champions before moving to Barcelona.
Who is Riqui Puig?
Puig was considered as Barcelona’s next big talent but failed to make an impact in the first team. The player himself revealed that he turned down offers from Chelsea and AC Milan to stay with Barcelona.
Former Barcelona B team manager Gerard Lopez recently talked about Puig’s time at the club and said that it wasn’t the player’s fault that he failed to live up to expectations. Lopez added that Puig wasn’t given enough opportunities to flourish into a world-class star, Football Espana reported.
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Talented Barcelona youngster set to join MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy
Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig is expected to join Los Angeles Galaxy on loan for the remainder of the 2022 campaign.
The 22-year-old has reportedly reached an agreement in principle with the Major League Soccer club, according to Spanish journalist Relevo’s Albert Rogé.
The Catalan giants are finalizing a deal that would either include a buy-back option or a percentage of a future sale.
Source: Sports Brief News