Barcelona is a team that is blooming with young superstars. With the likes of Ansu Fati, Pedri, Ilaix Moriba, Ronald Araujo, Oscar Mingueza, and Riqui Puig, all in one team, it is bound to be that some of the youngsters end up being loaned away or sold. That is the case for American player, Konrad de la Fuente. It has been confirmed now that the player who was a part of the Barcelona youth teams, will go on to join Olympique de Marseille next season.
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The 19-year-old left-winger who played for Barcelona B last season will finally get to play proper top-tier football after moving to France, next season. Konrad was a promising youngster with a lot of flair and skills however, he was never given a chance to demonstrate those skills for the first team.
OM President confirms Konrad’s departure from Barcelona
He only had 3 cameos for the main team last season and it does not seem like Ronald Koeman has a plan for him next season either. OM’s president has confirmed that the French side had their eyes on the player for quite a while and they ultimately got the player for a fee of around 5 million euros. He said in an interview,
"“Everything has been possible thanks to a good personal relationship, coordination with Barcelona and the power of attraction of Olympique de Marseille”Source Sport"
It has been reported that the player will be joining the French giants on a four-year contract however, the Catalans will retain 50% of his rights. This means that although the Blaugrana are losing one of their young talents, he might make the club even more money down the line should Marseille decide to sell him. As for now, it’s only a matter of time before the Ligue 1 side officially reveals him and we wish him the very best for next season in the French League.
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