Riqui Puig is one of the most controversial Barcelona characters in recent years and he may depart the club in the summer.
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’s younger players were not given enough game time in the first team. However, since Ronald Koeman and Xavi took the charge, there has been a change in that narrative.
Xavi revealed that he told the young midfielder he was permitted to depart and has told Puig that he does not need to start pre-training with the squad.
As Puig goes through his options, two of them have stood out. Valencia seemed to have shown their keenness to acquire him in a loan contract following the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso; however, their financial situation means that Los Che are waiting to make incomings until they cash in on some players.
As per reports from Sport, the strongest option is Lazio now. Maurizio Sarri is looking out for a technical and offensive midfielder and a loan deal for Puig would be an easy one with the player’s blessing.
Lazio also had been interested in Celta Vigo’s Denis Suarez; however, a contract for him is said to be more expensive.
Although it can be understood that Puig would loathe to depart the club, it seems like the ones around him are making the decision for him.
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