Riqui Puig finally put an end to his ordeal at Barcelona this summer by securing a transfer to MLS outfit LA Galaxy. The La Masia graduate had been in the first-team dynamics since 2018 but was never able to cement a place in the side.
Indeed, Puig had struggled to get meaningful game-time under any manager at Barça, apart from Quique Setien to an extent. And following the club’s acquisition of Franck Kessie and Pablo Torre this past summer, the Spaniard decided it was the right time for him to move on.
Puig signed for LA Galaxy on a free transfer, with Barcelona reserving a 50% sell-on fee for the midfielder.
However, as per a fresh report from Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants have not only secured a 50% future sales right for their academy graduate, but also have a buyback option inserted into the agreement.
As per the terms of the deal, if any club would make an offer to LA Galaxy to sign Puig, Barcelona will have the option to match that figure and re-sign the midfielder.
The 23-year-old has made a good start to life in the USA as he has registered two goals and two assists from seven matches in the MLS.
Despite his good form, the report adds that there is very little chance of him returning to Barcelona any time in the future.
Once regarded as the crown jewel of Barça’s La Masia academy, Puig managed to make only 57 appearances for the first team in which he managed two goals and three assists. He has a contract with LA Galaxy that runs until December 2025.