Manchester City takes another team from Barcelona


BARCELONA – Adrià Bernabé, 16-year-old midfielder who completes his first season in Barça’s Juvenil B, will leave the Barça club at the end of the course to sign for Manchester City, whose proposal seduced him much more than that offered from the Camp Nou . Left-handed interior with an exquisite class in the opinion of those who closely follow the grassroots football, Bernabé came to Barça as a child, in the summer of 2013 and from Espanyol in a transfer that at the time caused a bitter controversy between the two clubs. If you want to receive alerts from European Football , download the App now. » His growth in the ranks of Barça was widely praised by those responsible for the quarry, who were very upset when the player’s agents, none other than Ivan de la Peña and Carles Puyol, communicated the existence of an offer from Manchester City, which He wanted to equalize Barça and ended up causing Bernabé to decide to leave. The economic offer, much more attractive than that of Barça, the City adds a sports plan for which within a period of two years will be part of the second citizen team, the same treatment that signed a year ago Eric García, Bernabé partner in the cadet team of Barça and then signed for the English club. The young interior is the second, confirmed, painful march in the base football of Barca, after which starred at the end of January Sergio Gómez, 17 years and after proclaiming himself second best player of the U-17 World Cup with the selection Spanish signed for Borussia Dortmund, who paid the 3 million euros of its termination clause. Gómez, who plays in the second team of Borussia, already debuted in the Bundesliga and his example would have been transcendent in the decision of Bernabé’s advisers, both from an economic and sports point of view, in view of the increasingly limited role from the Barça youth academy not in the first team, but also in Barcelona B, where 16 players from their squad have not gone through the lower ranks of the Catalan club. The ‘lift’ of Barcelona has suffered in recent years an obvious break. If Sergi Roberto is the last squad member who has managed to get a place in the first team, those who come pushing from behind are without possibilities against the policy of signings of the club, both in this first team (20 additions in the last four seasons ) as in the subsidiary, which in the last two seasons have joined up to 22 players who did not go through the youth club, coming from other clubs.


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