Barcelona has mishandled Riqui Puig's Barcelona career

Barcelona wonderkid will join MLS side LA Galaxy this summer.

The 22-year-old was once regarded as the future of Barcelona but he failed to establish himself in the first-team under various managers.

He made his debut four years ago and has often been compared to legendary Andreas Iniesta.

He was expected to play a big role in the club’s long-term rebuild but Xavi left the youngster out of Barcelona’s pre-season tour in the US.

Former Barcelona B team manager Gerard Lopez believes Puig’s failure at Barcelona is not completely his fault.

He said: “Riqui [Puig] did not triumph at Barca due to a lack of opportunities.”

“With confidence he would have grown and it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. It’s true that he wasn’t used too much by either Koeman or Xavi. I do believe he was an ideal player for Barcelona. With Ronald, above all, he didn’t have chances. Managers, sometimes, we are very special.”

“With Quique Setien was the time when he felt best and I remember that game in Vitoria against Alaves when he was the best [player].”

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