Barcelona starlet Riqui Puig has added fuel to the fire surrounding his future by talking up a potential move to Manchester City – which has got a lot fans talking.
The 21-year-old is not believed to have enjoyed the best of relationships under Ronald Koeman, but Barca triggered an extension in his contract earlier this year, which has tied him down until 2023.
Nevertheless, Puig has claimed that Pep Guardiola’s Man City would be his first choice if he ever left Barcelona, although the youngster also affirmed that he is content at Camp Nou for now.
When asked which club he would consider signing for if his time at Barca came to an end, Puig said: “Because of the style of play and because he has a coach who understands football like I do, Manchester City,” in quotes attributed to Mundo Deportivo.
However, the Spaniard went on to add: “But at the moment I’m very well in Barcelona and at Barca, and I have no plans to leave.”
Puig is a Guardiola type of player and City would be a good place for him to resume his development after being ostracised without much explanation by Barca.
These Riqui Puig’s comment has prompt Plenty of Sky Blues to react on social media.
Pep effect— Madhavsoni (@AceEdits011) July 6, 2021
The pep effect…imagine him scoring against Barcelona in the UCL if they meet😂😂— L.E.S (@Leslley20) July 6, 2021
This is why we’re the best club and most attractive club in the world!— The One And Only (@MCFC_SZn26) July 6, 2021
Forget Grealish bring in Puig— Ivuso (@Joel_Ivuso) July 6, 2021
Straight swap with Bernardo.— Harry Duke (@harrydukehd1) July 7, 2021
puig under pep would be deadly— AlejandroBaldeSZN🇮🇹🇨🇴 (@balde_szn) July 6, 2021
might aswell, let’s get their whole squad in revenge of them trying to sign our whole squad— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) July 6, 2021