La Masia: Louie Barry

Frenkie de Jong isn’t the only signing for Barcelona this summer that the Catalan club stole right out from the under the noses of PSG. Since the player won’t be playing in the first team anytime soon, the exact happenings of how 16-year-old Louie Barry got from West Brom to Barcelona may never be known. […]

La Masia: Carles Pérez

Being a winger at Barcelona is a little different than being a winger at another club. If you are a mercurial talent like a young Lionel Messi was, getting inside and combining with teammates to make yourself a goal threat is engrained in you from a young age. But maybe, you’re more like Pedro, a […]

La Masia: Jana Fernández

Born February 18, 2002 in Catalonia, Jana Fernández Velasco was asked at the age of six to choose between jazz and football and she made her choice without looking back. She humbly grew as a player and since arriving at the club, she has constantly exceeded expectations. She has long been in the picture for […]

La Masia: Mateu Morey

A few months ago, not many fans of Barcelona knew who Senegalese right-back Moussa Wagué was, let alone were ready to anoint him as the next great right-back for the first team. After Barcelona B’s captain Sergi Palencia was loaned to Bordeaux during the summer, any depth behind Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo suddenly looked […]

La Masia: Konrad de la Fuente

Back in 2011, Ben Lederman became the first American to get a spot in Barcelona’s fabled academy. The thought that an American could make it at one of the most successful clubs in the world after working their way through the academy was still a foreign idea, as Christian Pulisic had yet to break through […]

La Masia: Arnau Solá

Xavi Simons. Jorge Alastuey. Txus Alba. Fermin López. Cadet A’s talented midfield has gotten plenty of attention in this space, but this implies that every potential star has been covered. With this Cadet A squad that doesn’t seem possible and with one look at midfielder Arnau Solá, you understand that Carles Martínez’s squad is as […]

La Masia: Brian Peña

A traditional attacking midfielder who operates up the middle and needs cover behind him is losing his place in modern football, but they are truly the difference-makers if given the opportunity. Barcelona have some of those creators in their ranks and one of their most promising has only recently found his way to La Masia. […]

La Masia: Arnau Tenas

Just as the first team should ask where they’d be without Marc-André ter Stegen, Barcelona’s UEFA Youth League squad could ask the same about their goalkeeper Arnau Tenas. 20-year-old Iñaki Peña is next in line at the position, but 17-year-old Tenas isn’t too far behind. Born on May 30, 2001 in Vic, an ancient Catalan […]

La Masia: Sergi Rosanas

Mateu Morey has long been seen as the most promising right-back in La Masia, but after losing almost an entire season to an injury, another young Spaniard playing the same position has seen his stock rise remarkably due to some impressive performances in the UEFA Youth League. It’s much easier for young talents to make […]

La Masia: David Navarro

David Navarro Expósito was born February 7, 2003 in Barcelona. He began his footballing career at smaller youth clubs in Barcelona until in 2011 he was recruited by local side CE Sant Gabriel, the same team as current Cadet A teammate Alejandro Balde. Balde would leave the club that year, but Navarro remained and made […]