Will Gavi Have An Edge Over Riqui Puig? Find Out What The Coach Koeman Feels

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Riqui Puig

Koeman, Barcelona’s coach, liked the young midfielder Gavi over Riqui Puig. Recently, the 16-year-old midfielder Gavi has impressed Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman a lot. So, in the pre-season training, he saw the youngster as someone who held a lot of potentials. Moreover, he also feels that the youngster could play ahead of Riqui in the pecking order at Camp Nou.

As we already know, Gavi is one of the youngsters who has joined the first team’s squad for the preseason training in Barcelona. In fact, he has also featured in the Catalan Giant’s two wins over Nastic and Girona this year. Needless to say, he has performed really well in those matches. That’s the reason why he’s impressing a lot of people.

According to the media, Gavi’s performance has also pushed him ahead of Riqui Puig in the selection process. In fact, Barcelona’s coach Koeman has also approved of his capabilities.

He has also congratulated Joan Laporta, the president on singing Yusuf Demir, another youngster this year. So, if you want to know more about Gavi and how he’s a potential choice over Riqui, then it’s time to go through this article and get all the info that you need.

Ricard Puig Martí

Barcelona’s New Find: Gavi Displays Some Scintillating Stuff

So, it seems that Barcelona fans can rejoice now because they have found a budding player in their team. The new player, Gavi has done a remarkable job in the pre-season training and it seems that he’s going to play in the field as well. Needless to say, he’s become a prospect of the future. The fans of Barcelona have even shared the clips of the best moments of his game on social media.

Moreover, it’s also worth noting that Gavi’s former coach at Barcelona, Franc Artiga has mentioned him to the media. So, he has spoken about the stuff that makes Gavi a bit different than other players. Now that he is a potential candidate to play over Riqui Puig, there are lots of praises coming from all over the world.

Artiga mentioned what sets him apart from other players. He said, “He’s so technically gifted…capable of changing what he is about to do in tenths of a second, and improvising under any circumstance of the game.” Moreover, he added, “It is very difficult to find a player with these abilities, and with this speed of execution.”

So, the sources tell us that the teenager is expecting to spend the season with Barcelona B where he will be able to play his free game away from the spotlight. However, if he manages to impress the coaches and the management, then he may play for some minutes in the first team.

Riqui Puig

Following The Footsteps Of The Greats

As we mentioned earlier, he has already impressed a lot of people, like Koeman, the coach of Barcelona. Rumours are there about him replacing Riqui Puig. However, there’s no confirmed info about that as of yet.

But one thing’s for sure, then he could follow in the footsteps of Barca B players like Oscar Mingueza, Moriba, etc, who impressed Koeman last season. They were fortunate enough to secure regular game time in the 1st team as well. Furthermore, there’s speculation that the duo could be promoted to the senior squad in the next campaign.

New Teens Are Showing A Bright Future

As we said earlier, Gavi is only one of the several new faces this season who has impressed the management. There are a lot of other players as well, like Nico González, who has also performed really well in the pre-season.

In fact, someone even tipped that he could become a potential replacement for Sergio in the future. So, let’s see how Gavi performs and whether he manages to replace a great player like Riqui Puig or not.

A Quick Wikis/ Bio Review

Full Name Ricard Puig Martí
Real Name
Nick Name
Profession(s)
Football player
Birth Year 13 August 1999
How old is? 23 years (as of Aug 2022)
How tall is ? 1.69 m (in feet inches- 5′ 7″)
Gender Male
Birthplace (Native) Matadepera, Spain
Nationality
Spanish
Zodiac Sign Leo
Education
Siblings
Net Worth $1.5 million
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Partner
Current team
LA Galaxy (#6 / Midfielder)
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