Barcelona eyeing move for 21-year-old Colombian wonderkid – report | OneFootball

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·30 September 2022

Barcelona eyeing move for 21-year-old Colombian wonderkid – report

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A glimpse at Barcelona’s forward department is enough to suggest that they were much better-stocked up front in comparison to last season.

With the blockbuster additions of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha instantly fitting into the side, Barça have looked like a different beast going forward this term.

Add to that the upturn in form for Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay showing positive signs as an understudy and Ansu Fati yet to return to full fitness and the only way is up for the La Liga giants.

However, a new revelation suggests that Xavi’s side are continuing to snoop around for reinforcements to bolster an already impressive segment of the squad.

As per a report by SPORT, Barcelona have been keeping tabs on Daniel Ruiz for quite a while and have only received positive feedback about the player.

However, the Catalan heavyweights face stiff competition for his signature, with scouts from both Manchester City and Benfica present at the 2022 BetPlay Dimayor Cup final to watch the tricky winger in action.

For Colombian outfit Millionarios FC during the 2022/23 season, the 21-year-old registered an eye-catching eight goals and 11 assists.

While some may consider Ruiz’s signing as futile for the time being, it is key to understand that the club are clearly building a team for the future.

The likes of Pedri (19), Gavi (18), Ansu Fati (19), Ferran Torres (22), and Pablo Torre (19) will likely play a central role in the side for years to come, as the Spanish giants already have the second youngest team in the country.

With the potential addition of an unearthed gem such as the Colombian wonderkid, this would further help the club’s long-term vision come to life.

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