23 February 2012

The cantera of FC Barcelona, quoted

Clubs across Europe tempt the emerging values of Barça despite being shielded and the majority.
Tello, the last to exploit and under contract until 2013 and is the focus of several 'big'.


The cantera azulgrana is hotter each passing day. Grassroots football azulgrana not to generate talent and European clubs do not lose sight. Nobody forgets that Arsenal is always ready with the cane, as it did in its day with Cesc and a few months ago, with Toral. But not only is the club 'gunner' who tempts the young talents. In recent months, given the strong commitment of Pep Guardiolayouth of the filial pull to overcome the many casualties of the first team, the directive Barcelona has found that they collect the bids for these talents.

The latest exploit has been Cristian Tello and has already attracted interest from clubs such as Valencia, Málaga, Benfica and Liverpool, who does not miss that out of contract in 2013 and that, therefore, is just over a year to be free. Andoni Zubizarreta something also noted in his red book and you want to solve as soon as possible by extending the contract of the squad.

Not only receives offers Tello, whose contract has a loophole to try to take it, but also those who are already shielded by the board azulgrana. likes of Isaac Cuenca, Sergi Roberto, Marc Bartra, Martin Montoya, Rafinha Alcántara or Jonathan Dos Santos have received calls from hustlers of all stripes eager to do business faster (with transfers or disposals) ... but also of serious clubs.

Because that's where the concern lies FC Barcelona: it's not only willing intermediaries movements quick money, but also are finding many offers real, hard cash, clubs French, Italian, German, Portuguese and English.

Some offers, being serious, involve a danger that footballers are raised go looking for more money and more minutes. FC Barcelona confident in his players a lot because he knows they have a huge incentive: the large number of canteranos that pulled the Pep Guardiola. Here it is to train and play with the first team is not a promise without foundation, is something tangible and that many of them have already tasted. Then yes, there is another side of the coin, first team quality is so spectacular that take minutes is very expensive. That is, there may be young people who think that being in Barça will not play great and that the reserves are too small and therefore weigh a way out.

The termination clauses of all those who have gone or will go, except the Deulofeu-are high but when a player is 'poison' money is hard to have it at home. And Pep and Zubi are very clear: a distaste better not be anybody.

The FC Barcelona youth system is in the media spotlight is not a secret world. The lower levels of the organization azulgrana are a reef and are constant scouts attending the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and Mini Estadi.

One day I certainly will not forget the club is the day after the win (4-0) BATE Borisov in the 6th round of the Champions League group stage on 6 December last 2011. That day, nine of the ten holders of Pep Guardiola was the quarry. All but Pinto and Maxwell. And on the bench, five of the seven substitutes were formed at Barça. All but the goal Oier Olazabal and Kiko Femenía. And the superiority of the Belarusian team, which fell to goals from Sergi Roberto, Montoya and Pedro (2), was overwhelming.

The international reaction after the European bashing La Masia was immediate and overwhelming: the club received ten bids for ten players other than the cantera. Aware that the protagonists against BATE were not regular starters, clubs Europeans believed that FC Barcelona claudicaría more easily to their demands. In the club azulgrana, while the feeling was bittersweet: pleased that Europe covet their pearls, but on the other side believes that this can be distracting. (via MD)