The newspaper ‘AS’ assures that Barca are already looking for a replacement for Júnior and have reportedly found one in their own youth system. At 17, Alejandro Balde has all the qualities to follow the steps of Ansu Fati.
Alejandro Balde is just 17, but many already see him as the new Ansu Fati of Barcelona. With a promising future ahead of him, this LB is also shining in La Masia the same as his compatriot.
According to ‘AS’, amidst the possible sale of Junior Firpo, Barca will make use of the youth system instead of signing a quality replacement and it’s just in this moment when Balde would enter the scene.
The Spain under 18 international has the managers of the club impressed and could be the next gem to excel in the first team under Ronald Koeman, who has already demonstrated his firm bet for new talents.
Balde, who has played 4 official matches and got 1 assist for the B team, will turn 18 on 18th March next year. In the UEFA Youth League, the shop window for the big promises in Europe, he already stood out last season with minutes of authentic quality.