18-year-old Pedri was an absolute sensation last season, and Koeman’s decision to give him time on the pitch gave rise to one of the best youngsters we have ever seen in a Barcelona shirt. The former UD Palmas midfielder was brilliant, and even brought comparisons to Messi himself. He was orchestrating the attack, making the passes, keeping the ball, finding the space, he was doing everything right. At the age of only 18, the player made 52 appearances all season
. Looking at his stats, one won’t be too impressed however, Pedri is more of an Iniesta-type player, who does not always score or provide an assist, however, he does make a key pass which opens up the attack and leads to the goal. Pedri is a dedicated worker and his work rate is second to none.
His passionate playing style got him a call up for the Euros 2021 where he had a pass rate of 91.32% He will definitely be one of the most important players for the Catalans next season, and his age means that he will only improve in the years to come. Pedri will have even more attacking options next season with the arrival of Depay and Sergio Aguero.
The attackers will have a field day with Pedri behind them, as they know the Spaniard will feed them passes throughout the game, and then they will need to put the ball at the back of the net. Thus, without a hint of doubt, Pedri will be crucial for Barcelona’s success next season.