BARCELONA – Barcelona is working on preparing the squad for next season with an eye on Barça B, who must play the promotion playoff to the 2nd Division in July and whose outcome the future of several of its players and, also, the sports planning of the first team. “Promotion is very important,” a club source explained to ESPN Digital, realizing that having the affiliate in the silver category of Spanish football would facilitate the continuity of young people with aspirations to rise much more than in the case of continuing in 2nd B.
With the rise of Barça B, players such as Monchu, Collado, Riqui, Ansu, Araujo, Pedri (in Las Palmas) or Miranda (who will return from his loan to Schalke) would have a better scenario making the two teams compatible, also benefiting the squad from Quique Setién. In this way, pending the needs of the first team in the final stretch of the League, Barça has the participation of Ansu, Riqui, Collado, Araujo and Peña in the playoff which, in the absence of official confirmation, will be played between on July 18 and 26 in Murcia.
If the forecasts of Javier Tebas are fulfilled, restarting the League on June 12, the championship would end the last week of July, which would hardly overlap with the playoff dispute for the subsidiary’s promotion, “although we are always at the expense of if there is any setback with a goalkeeper or with a central defender, ”he maintains from the club, also recalling that Ansu Fati’s hatching at the beginning of the season was caused by a series of injuries (Messi, Suárez, Dembélé) at that, somehow and taking into account the physical demands expected on the return, Barça will also be exposed.
The team of the subsidiary, led by a García Pimienta who is close to renewing his contract, plans to start training on May 25, once all the players pass the coronavirus test, and works to extend for two months the contracts of those players who end the contract (Sergi Puig, Guillem Jaime, Chumi, Carevic and Kike Saverio), once Dani Morer’s was automatically prolonged and aware that some of them, as in the case of Saverio, could reject him once he has not agreed on his renovation and it is understood that his future has been settled with another club.
“There are many names, but there will be fewer signings than you think. Lautaro … And we’ll see if any more “, he maintains in the club, where arrivals are only contemplated” if it is through exchanges “which, it is warned,” are not so simple because it is like a puzzle in which you must convince the footballers that they can leave ”.
With this scenario, Barça’s grassroots football, with the subsidiary in the foreground, opens up a new and optimistic option in the immediate future, in which several soccer players could reach a position in the first squad. For this, the main thing is, however, that Barça B “win the play off and ascend to the 2nd Division” because otherwise the disbandment could be painful for the club.