Barcelona inform 21-year-old winger that he will be a part of the first team next season
Barcelona have taken a definitive decision on the future of loanee winger Ez Abde, according to SPORT. The 21-year-old forward, who is currently on loan at CA Osasuna, has been informed that he will be a part of the first team under Xavi Hernandez next season.
Abde signed for Barça in the summer of 2021. Brought in to reinforce the subsidiary team, the winger was given a senior breakthrough by Xavi owing to a number of injuries. The Moroccan made the most of the limited opportunities at the first-team level.
With new players being signed last summer, Abde was shipped off on loan to Osasuna to help him gain regular first-team action. And the move has worked well as the winger has emerged as an important player for the Pamplona-based outfit.
Abde’s development has not gone unnoticed at Barcelona either. And the Catalans have decided to incorporate him into the first-team plans for next season.
The report states that the Moroccan international will be the only Barça loanee to be included in Xavi’s plans for next season. The rest of the players out on loan, including young midfielder Nico Gonzalez, will have to find a new team for themselves.
It is true that Barcelona and Abde have been approached by several clubs, especially from the Premier League, over a possible transfer. And they would be willing to pay good money to sign the 21-year-old.
However, at this point, the decision has been made to not sell Abde as the Blaugrana believe he can provide that missing spark on the left flank within the team.
It was reported that Abde will stay at the club only if he is given an important role in the first team. Now, the club have made a decision to hand him opportunities in the pre-season and it is up to the player to make use of those and earn a spot in the side moving forward.