At the weekend, big news from Catalonia said Ronald Koeman doesn’t want Riqui Puig at Barcelona this season, and has told the youngster to look for minutes at a new club.
The player, just like the local media, were very surprised with the manager’s stance, which left a tense mood at the Camp Nou.
It seems this small crisis has been overcome now, because according to local reports, the youngster should end up staying at Barcelona.
Mundo Deportivo claims the player’s father met the club today and told the board his son would like to continue there, claiming he. wants to fight for his place, despite the many stars there are in midfield.
Sport brings a similar report. They say Riqui Puig was part of the meeting as well, and reiterated his wish to fight for a spot in the team.
It’s claimed it’d be too difficult to find the ideal club at this stage of the transfer window, and the player prefers to stay at the Camp Nou, regardless of the risk of having few minutes there.
They highlight the fact that this isn’t the first time Puig was told by Barça he should be loaned out, but once again, he decided to remain.