Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has admitted that he may have to consider his future at the club during the January transfer window if he does not get an opportunity to play for the first team.
The 20-year-old has found himself featuring for the club’s ‘B’ team this season and has not even made it onto the senior bench for the Catalan giants.
Puig revealed that last season he was involved in training with the first team and also featured in the club’s pre-season plans ahead of the current campaign but has since found himself even training with the B team.
It was reported by Spanish news outlet CCMA, that Tottenham attempted to sign Puig during the summer only for the player to reject the offer due to his reluctance to play in the Premier League and also having reservations of potentially limited game time at the North London club.
“No [I won’t leave in January], in theory no, but we will see,” Puig told Mundo Deportivo.
“I haven’t closed the door, but it is true that I would like to have more minutes [with the senior side].
“There are a lot of players [in midfield] and it is hard for me to have those minutes, and if I don’t have them then I will have a decision to make.”
“I am not training so much with the first team this season,” He added.
“Last year I was practically a part of the first team; I trained with them and I went down to play with [Barcelona] B.
“But these are things [you have to deal with in] football and you have to play with your feet on the ground.
“I have to get minutes and experience and I am lucky that [with the B team] I almost always play.
“It is hard, because last year I was part of the first team and this year I am not participating so much.”
Puig has scored two goals in 10 games so far this season with Barcelona B, but admits he his finding it hard to be out of the first team picture.
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