The former Barca player, Carles Perez has spoken rightly about his former club, saying he did not understand why Barcelona allowed him to leave in January which is very true.
Even though Perez couldn’t impress that much like his teammate Ansu but yes his talent was rushed upon giving him no time to prove and show the exit door in January. It has become the habit of the Blaugranas to “spend millions” than trusting their young players.
Let’s not forget some of the key performances of the 22-year-old who did have plenty of game time in the first team in 2019-20. Even though he scored three goals, but was allowed to depart in January for Roma.
Also the former manager Valverde was not good at raising the youth frankly, that led Barca loaning Jean Clair Todibo, Moussa Wague, Carles Aleñá and Marc Cucurella. Under Setien things have changed, the manager is showing more faith in players like Riqui Puig, Álex Collado, Ronald Araújo and others.
Perez has made seven appearances for the Serie A side, scoring his first goal against Gent in the Europa League. He has lately been talking about his time at Barca:
“I’m only thinking about succeeding at Roma,” he said.
”I have four more years on my contract and I’m focused on that.
”I didn’t understand my exit, but I respect the decision and thank the club for their treatment of me over the years.
“People talk about the academy, but sometimes they prefer to spend millions and don’t have patience with young players. That’s how it is. People have to forget my past there.”
Obviously, the departure of the youngster was a huge blow for Barca because during January injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele weakened the attacking options of the team which ultimately forced the board to sign Martin Braithwaite as an emergency transfer.
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