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8 Barcelona youngsters to succeed Messi and Co in “Operation Future”

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Riqui Puig, 20, central midfielder

Barcelona youngster has already impressed everyone with his performance in Barcelona B. He played six games with his team, scored two goals and assisted once.

He made an excellent performance for the first team in a friendly match against Arsenal in August. The same month he received the Young Player of the Year award at the Catalan Player of the Year awards.

Ilaix Moriba, 16, central midfielder

Moriba has been compared to Paul Pogba and would probably cost the same as the World Cup winner, when he moved to Manchester United in 2016, if he decides to leave Barcelona. They value the youngster very much and put a really high release clause of £90 million.

In Barcelona B he has made seven appearances this season, scored and assisted once.

Jean-Clair Todibo, 19, central defender

Todibo partnered with Gerard Pique in central defence during Sunday’s 4-0 win over Sevilla, as Clement Lenglet had had a red card and Samuel Umtiti was injured.

It was the Frenchman’s official debut at Camp Nou as the other three games he was in were away. He will have another chance to show his skills at Eibar after the international break.

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