At the head of them is Al-Amin Jamal.. Xavi summons 8 players from the La Masia Academy to train with the first team

Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona’s Spanish coach) decided to summon 8 young players from the Catalan club’s La Masia Academy to play with the first team, during the preparatory period before the start of the new football season 2023-2024.

It is scheduled that Barcelona players will return to preparatory stage, starting next Monday, in the club’s sports complex, known as “Ciutat Esportiva”.

And the Spanish newspaper “Sport” revealed the names of the eight players, led by Al-Amin Jamal of Moroccan origin, who became the youngest player to play a match in the Spanish League in Barcelona’s history after he appeared against Real Betis last April in the 32nd round of “La Liga”. .

In addition to Elamine Jamal, Marc Casado will also join, the only player who was with the first team on last year’s summer tour in the United States.

The remaining six players are Estanis Pedurla, Angel Alarcon, who is currently recovering from injury, Unai Hernandez, Firmin Lopez, Bao Brim and Michael Fay.

And the newspaper confirmed that the club spoke with these eight players and told them that they are among the plans of coach Xavi in ​​the preparatory stage that precedes the start of the season.

It is possible that the number of young players from La Masia to join the first team training will rise to 12 or 13 players.

With regard to the names of the other players expected to join, they are Shadi Riyad, Diego Kochen and Marc Goyo, but their presence has not been confirmed 100%, according to Sport, and the same applies to Alex Garrido, who recently participated with Spain in the European Under-19 Cup.

Xavi plans to evaluate all these young people on the field before the team travels to the United States, which will determine Barcelona’s movements in the current summer transfer market by knowing the departing and remaining players and who can promote him to the first team, according to Sport.

The newspaper quoted statements made by Xavi, in which he said that the summer will be “long,” referring to the work that needs to be done to determine the needs of the team.

The team will know many changes in the period between the start of preparations for the new season, with the end of the summer transfer market at the beginning of September 2023.

And Sport says that “it is clear that Xavi will continue to monitor the players of the La Masia Academy very closely, as he has been doing since his arrival in November 2021,” noting that he is aware of the club’s talents among the youth and will not hesitate to choose the distinguished among them for the first team. .

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