According to SPORT, Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has a new admirer in Girona FC as he looks to sort out his future heading into the summer transfer window. Puig is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth setup. The 22-year-old was widely regarded as one of the best prospects to have come through the ranks at the club when he made his senior debut in 2018 under then-manager Ernesto Valverde. However, the midfielder has failed to kick on and translate his potential into success at the first-team level for Barcelona.

Indeed, Puig failed to convince Valverde to give him regular game-time. While the situation seemed to have improved slightly under Quique Setien, the Spaniard did not make the most of his chances and was back on the fringes when Ronald Koeman took over. Upon Xavi Hernandez’s appointment, there was hope that things could take a turn for the better for Puig, but that has not been the case. Continue reading