Spain manager Luis Enrique is pleased with his decision about including Barcelona midfielder Pedri in his squad.
The teenage midfielder
Pedri Gonzalez Lopez
has been named as a member of the senior national squad for the first time as Spain head to the World Cup qualifier battles with Greece, Georgia, and Kosovo.
The 18-year-old moved toBarcelona
from Las Palmas on a €5m transfer fee and is attracting a lot of attention to himself with his prolific display in Spanish football.
According to quotes fromMarca
, Spain boss Luis Enrique said:
“Through the monitoring we do of all the players, we have seen that Pedri is a player who meets all the conditions to play in midfield, both in attack and defense.
“For a long time we have appreciated all his capabilities and perhaps the thing that I love the most is the tranquility that he has on the pitch. And one other big thing to value is the balance between his offensive and defensive attributes.”
Barca’s revival in form has been dominating Barcelona news, but Pedri’s arrival has boosted the club’s optimism as the teenager has established himself as one of the greatest talents in Europe and has a bright future waiting for him.