A busy couple of weeks lay ahead of Barcelona as the club looks to form a formidable squad for the new season and beat the financial restrictions. The club considers several outgoings, such as Umtiti, Depay, Braithwaite, etc. At the same time, several players have left the club either through a permanent move or through loan deals.
One such player to keep an eye on is promising left-back Alejandro Balde. Balde is a known figure to the fans as many have predicted him as Jordi Alba’s successor at the club. Only 18 years of age, the teenager has been knocking at the door for a while now.
Barcelona teenager’s future
The player is now reported to be looking for a move away from Camp Nou in search of senior football. Barca has, as reported, agreed on a motion for Marcus Alonso from Chelsea. Alonso will definitely be Alba’s deputy, with the latter being inconsistent and injury prone. The arrival of Alonso, therefore, complicated the situation of Balde. The player had previously been an essential part of Barca Athletic. However, Barcelona believes that his time in the subsidy has ended. They would prefer to loan the player for senior football minutes. The club considers him a serious contender for the left-back spot in the future.
Balde joined the club back in 2011 when he was eight years old. Since had, he has progressed through the ranks and is regarded as one of the most promising graduates of the famous La Masia. He made his senior debut in 2021-22 and managed six appearances in the season. However, his performances this pre-season have been quite promising. Xavi has praised his efforts and his determination.
A loan move to a suitable team would be the most efficient decision. Indeed, the teenager has a high ceiling, and Cules should be excited for him.
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