30th July, 2018
Good News for fans of F.C. Barcelona and Munir El Haddadi.
The young Barca striker seems to have finally played his way into the first team after having had to go on loan spells in order to gain more experience and of course, playing time.
It will be recalled that the player had to play for Valencia and Alaves on loan in the last two seasons.
For the 2016 – 2017 season, he played on loan for F.C. Valencia where he scored 7 goals in some 36 appearances. He then moved on to Alaves where he had fewer opportunities to play in the 2017 – 2018 season.
If his performance at the first match of the pre-season game for Barcelona against Tottenham Hotspurs (in which he scored the first goal of the match) is anything to go by, then the young striker seem to be ready to contest for a shirt in the first team this time around.
That also seems to tally with the thinking of the coaching crew at Barca as they feel that the 22-year-old-player, who has been on their books his entire professional career, is now ready to contribute enough for them to keep him in the squad for the upcoming season.
There are also reports suggesting that the club management is preparing a new deal for him to sign as his current one expires next summer.
This development of course gives the hard-working striker a very big opportunity to capture a long-term position in the team as both Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi slowly but inevitably move towards the twilight of their incredible careers.