14 March 2012

[Barça B] Deulofeu: 18 years and a great future ahead

Gerard Deulofeu, one of the most promising of the cantera Barça meet Tuesday 18 at full consolidation in the subsidiary and azulgrana eye on a future in the first team.

Riudarenes acid in the March 13, 1994, Gerard Deulofeu can be assumed, at 18, had shone on their way through the baby, infantil, cadet and juvenil of Barça and, as expected, the subsidiary azulgrana that came last season.

Since its debut, with the help of Luis Enrique in the Barça B-Córdoba (4-1), until this last weekend before the Sabadell, one can say that the young player's performance has been very positive. There have been 27 games played, 16 of them starts, which has scored five goals already.

These figures speak highly of Deulofeu. A skilled player, even though it operates on the left-and noted for its speed and ease to overflow in one on one. A verticality that is slowly adding the only feature of the game that lacked the ability to score goals.

Realizing its potential, Pep Guardiola has closely followed its evolution. I called last year in the move to Anoeta-although he did not debut- this year, and gave him his first minutes in the league against Mallorca and in Champions League against BATE Borisov. After that game, the coach acknowledged that Deulofeu has a great future ahead if he kept working and improving on the subsidiary. "His place now is the subsidiary because it needs time to grow, but young people know that if you have to take down, the we will take."

A message that, given the cases of Cuenca and Tello, should provide an incentive for the young player of La Masia. His name is marked in red on the future of the club, but getting to the top of it just depends. Is in his hands. (via SPORT)