Heading to MLS for a Barça crack? — Foot11.com
Riqui Puig is one of the players Barca want to sell before the end of the transfer window. But the Spaniard lacks concrete proposals in Europe. Faced with such a situation, he could go and discover the MLS. More
Puig pushed out but short of offers
If he has managed to bring in many players since the start of the transfer window, Barça also wants to slim down before the market closes. Among the players pushed towards the exit, we find Riqui Puig. If some see in him a great hope of Spanish football, Xavi does not count on the medium. He didn’t even call him up for the Blaugrana’s pre-season tour in the United States. Its leaders therefore want to find a way out for him this summer, especially since his contract ends in 2023.
But if he wants to find playing time this season, Puig will first have to find a club. Because according to ASthe 22-year-old is not overwhelmed by proposals. Sport announced a few weeks ago that Fiorentina was in advanced discussions to bring him in. But since then, this track seems to have cooled down. And according to Mundo Deportivoother European clubs, including Benfica and Fulham, inquired about the medium, but did not go further.
The LA Galaxy as the most likely destination
In lack of offers in Europe, Puig could therefore leave the Old Continent to continue his career in the United States. Thereby, AS and Mundo Deportivo also claim that the Los Angeles Galaxy have approached the La Masia-trained player. And that the MLS club is now the most serious track for the Spaniard. And given the lack of proposals from European teams, the winner of the Youth League in 2018 is currently considering the offer of LA Galaxy.
Puig could therefore follow Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini, who have recently joined the American franchise. And the latter would succeed a big blow by attracting the Spaniard. Especially since the latter is only 22 years old. Unlike most big-name players who take over the management of MLS, he therefore has the whole future ahead of him…