Xavier Mbuyamba is on the verge of leaving La Masia, just as Pablo Moreno, Xavi Simons, and Eric García did before him. It’s not a big deal if one promising youngster leaves. If a player wants to leave, let them leave. But if multiple prospects cite the same issues for their exodus, shouldn’t some questions […]
Ronald de Boer joins The Barcelona Podcast to discuss the connections between Ajax and FC Barcelona and what it’s like playing with top players like Messi. They also talk Frenkie de Jong’s first season at Barcelona, the philosophies of La Masia, his time at the Camp Nou, plus his brother Frank de Boer’s coaching career. […]
Since Johan Cruyff returned to Barcelona in 1988, La Masia has produced some of the best players that the world has ever seen. The Barcelona Podcast counts down the Top 10 players to come from the fabled academy.
Some Culés may not be familiar with the names Josep Maria Minguella, Carles Rexach, or Joan Lacueva, but their roles in the signing of Lionel Messi back in the day changed Barcelona history. The Barcelona Podcast looks back at the important deal and the forgotten figures involved.
Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets are in the latter part of their careers while Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig are just starting out. But what happened to the group of players that was supposed to bridge that gap? Sergi Roberto stuck around, but what happened to La Masia’s missing generation?
Unlike the first team, Barcelona B mounted a comeback but couldn’t finish the job. A goal in the first minute from former Barça player Rafa Mújica put the team on the back foot in a hurry. Playing off the shoulders of the centre-back, Mújica was played straight through on goal and finished easily. The second […]
Ansu Fati was a player for Juvenil A that was spoken about with great potential just seven months ago. Now he’s a member of the first team. With 2019 coming to an end, it’s time again to look at the rising stars in La Masia since the start of the season.
On episode 172 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan closes out 2019 by bringing back on Navid Molaaghaei to talk all things La Masia. From Ansu Fati and Ilaix Moriba to Nico González and Arnau Tenas, the duo discuss Barcelona B, Juvenil A, Juvenil B, and much more! Running Order: Which Barcelona B talent is closest […]
According to a report in Sport, Barcelona planned to make Juan Larios, a 15-year-old left-back playing with Cadet A, the third highest teenager in La Masia behind Ansu Fati and Ilaix Moriba. This says a lot about the faith that the club has in the youngster, but even money wasn’t enough to convince the player […]
As more and more promising teenagers have left La Masia (think Pablo Moreno and Robert Navarro), release clauses for youngsters are becoming essential. Debuting as a 16-year-old, Ansu Fati is showing himself as the crown jewel of the bunch. To keep him at the club, he has been given a new contract and an improvement […]