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but where did the nugget Nico Gonzalez go?



FC Barcelona has a pleasant small skewer of promising younger individuals underneath contract. We consider Pedri, Ansu Fati or Gavi, but in addition of Alejandro Baldé, the feeling of this begin to the season. Gamers from La Masia for some or recruited in post-training for others. However there are some which, though introduced as extraordinarily promising, appear slightly forgotten. That is Nico Gonzalez, who we may see at work a number of occasions final season. This summer season, confronted with competitors within the first crew, he made the selection to hitch Valencia on mortgage.

What to have enjoying time frequently? That’s what you may suppose. Solely, for the second, the son of the illustrious Fran Gonzalez have to be glad with the crumbs, with ten appearances in La Liga, together with 4 tenures solely. A state of affairs that raises questions in Spain and particularly in Catalonia, the place we hoped to see Nico shine in La Liga earlier than returning to take the place of Busquets in Catalonia. However why does he play so little? To begin with, as a result of Gennaro Gattuso already has a variety of good individuals within the midfield, like Hugo Guillamon, the neo-Spanish worldwide. Educated as a central defender, he now performs as a defensive midfielder, typically accompanied by Ilaix Moriba, one other former La Masia participant.

A repatriation in January?

And when he performed, Nico Gonzalez was not essentially superb. It’s to be underlined, just like the match towards Mallorca this weekend, or his entry into play towards Rayo Vallecano earlier in September, the place he provided victory to the hosts with an unlucky personal objective. For the second, on the aspect of Mestalla, we’re nonetheless ready to see this participant so dominant in entrance of his protection, particularly when his crew has the ball, in a position to break strains and function a launching pad for his crew’s assaults.

“He trains very nicely, he is a superb skilled”, lately replied Gattuso, who has been always questioned about him for the reason that begin of the season. Anyway, this case worries Barça, who need him to get extra enjoying time. Sport, the Catalans may even finish his mortgage at Valencia and mortgage him elsewhere in the course of the winter switch window. Particularly for the reason that participant won’t be able to play the following two video games, towards Barcelona exactly, due to the well-known concern clauses which stop gamers on mortgage from enjoying towards their dad or mum membership. In these situations, troublesome to progress…