Exciting Barcelona youth forward Estanis Pedrola will report to first-team training tomorrow. Xavi has invited eight players from La Masia to participate in order for him to fully access their development and readiness for the step-up to the senior side.
The 19-year-old forward found the net 8 times in 23 appearances for Barça Atlètic, and a year away from Barcelona gaining first-team experience is a good option for all parties.
According to SPORT who quote Ángel García from ‘Cazurreando.com, Andalusian side Cádiz are interested in bringing Pedrola to the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla stadium.
Cadiz barely avoided relegation last season and were La Liga’s joint lowest scorers, finding the back of the net on just 30 occasions. So it makes sense that they’re looking to strengthen their forward line, and with limited funds a loan move for Pedrola would be good business.
Competition for Barcelona youngster
However, as we explained earlier today, Pedrola is one of the players being eyed by Girona in a potential deal for Oriol Romeu.
Barca is looking to complete the deal for the defensive midfielder as quickly as possible but is looking at ways to reduce the asking price.
Offering a player on loan in exchange for Romeu would reduce the overall cost of the transfer.
As well as Girona there is reported interest from Alavés, Valladolid and Elche. So the competition for his signature is intense and it may come down to two things.
Who can offer him the best opportunity for playing time and the financial package of the loan deal. Barcelona would expect any team to cover his wages.
It’s easy to see why so many teams are interested in Pedrola.
The young winger is blessed with excellent pace and an eye for goal. He’s happy running at defenders and he’s not shy about trying the odd trick or two. His dribbling skills are exceptional and his off-ball movement makes him an ideal candidate to earn playing time in Xavi’s system.
With the likes of Ousmane Dembélé, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres and Raphinha, playing time may be hard to come by in the 23/24 season for Pedrola.