‘Embarrassing’ Barcelona Blasted For Promoting One other Starlet

Marc Cucurella and Frenkie de Jong


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Marc Cucurella challenges Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona has are available for extra criticism after permitting one other promising teenager to go away the Camp Nou.

The Catalan giants introduced on Tuesday that 21-year-old Marc Cucurella has joined La Liga rivals Getafe. The teenager has been on mortgage on the Coliseum Alfonso Perez this season, and Jose Bordalas’s aspect has now taken up their choice to signal him completely.

“Getafe CF have exercised their choice to buy the participant Marc Cucurella and shall pay FC Barcelona the sum of 10 million euros. Barça maintain the fitting to 10% of the sale of the participant sooner or later.”

The choice to promote Cucurella has been met with fierce criticism:

Cucurella joined Barcelona on the age of 12 and got here by means of the membership’s well-known La Masia academy. But he by no means fairly managed to interrupt into the first-team reckoning on the Camp Nou. The teenager spent final season at Eibar and was signed by the membership, just for Barcelona to purchase him again after which ship him out on mortgage once more.

Barcelona’s Switch Dealings Beneath Scrutiny

Barcelona’s announcement that Cucurella has left comes only a day after they introduced in 30-year-old Miralem Pjanic from Juventus and allowed 23-year-old midfielder Arthur to maneuver the opposite approach.

Arthur had solely been at Barcelona since 2018 and had insisted he needed to remain however nonetheless ended up being bought. The deal involving the 2 gamers was a “enterprise transfer” that occurred for all of the “unsuitable causes,” in line with ESPN’s Sid Lowe.

Even Cucurella has been crucial of Barca and feels profitable has change into so essential they’re now not keen to belief of their younger gamers, in line with J.A.de la Rosa at AS.

“I believe that at Barcelona, it’s an enormous membership, and on the finish it’s essential to win. They don’t have the persistence they as soon as had. As an academy participant, they don’t the alternatives that gamers deserve. It’s unlucky as a result of I hope they’d have extra belief within the academy. In soccer, it’s essential to win. Profitable has extra weight than having persistence.”

Are Barcelona Making a Mistake with Cucurella?

Barcelona’s resolution to promote Cucurella may even deliver concern that the membership are making one more poor transfer within the switch market. The 21-year-old has been a daily for Getafe this season and has helped them into a powerful fifth place within the desk.

In the meantime, Barcelona spent €30m on bringing in Junior Firpo as back-up to Jordi Alba, and but the Spain Beneath-21 worldwide has barely impressed in what has been a troublesome first season at Barca.

Cucurella, nonetheless, has repeatedly shone for Getafe and appears a discount at simply €10m.

Barcelona was once famend for fielding children from La Masia. But the availability line from the academy has dwindled lately with Cucurella the most recent instance of a gifted younger participant deciding his future lies elsewhere.

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