Great prospects like Gerard Deulofeu, Adama Traoré and many others have left Barça without getting a real chance due to many circumstances, most of them by an incredibly low sum of money. But right now, things are getting ridiculous.
One of the best young players coming through La Masia is Alejandro Grimaldo, a fantastic left-back who can also play as a midfielder with some amazing skills on and off the pitch. His performances with Barça B in recent years have earned him rightful comparisons with Bayer Munich star Phillip Lahm, and he overcame a serious injury to go back to a really high level.
But coach Luis Enrique doesn’t even consider calling up the 20-year-old, choosing to give minutes to Adriano Correia, who isn’t playing at a Barça level for quite some time. Adriano is discussing a contract extension, but Grimaldo isn’t. In fact, Catalan radio reports that the Blaugrana aren’t interested in renewing their agreement with the player, which expires next July.
That means that Grimaldo is very likely to leave the club on a free transfer next summer, and several teams, including a few in the Champions League, are keen on signing the young Spaniard, sources say. If that happens, another incredible talent could go away without no meaningful chance.