As Barcelona added multiple youngsters to the match-day squad which is today facing Villarreal, the Catalan media today highlights the presence of Pau Cubarsi.

The 16-year-old, who was wanted by Manchester City, has signed a contract extension with the La Liga side, and could soon have the opportunity of making his debut for the first team.

As newspaper Mundo Deportivo highlights his presence in the squad, journalist Cristina Cubero features a column pointing out the player preferred to stay at Barcelona instead of moving to England.

She claims Cubarsi had the ‘persistent interest of Manchester City’, and he was actually not the only La Masia player who recently went through that, recalling the case of Lamine Yamal.

It’s said once again the Premier League side tried to convince the player’s family and representatives, as well as seduce him with the chance of playing under Pep Guardiola.

Cubarsi is praised for wanting to stay at Barcelona, where he hopes to develop under Xavi, as he wants that more than anything.

The story ends up being a small celebration that Manchester City, at least this time, couldn’t take a potential Camp Nou star.