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Meet Barcelona's youth stars called-up for pre-season

Luis Enrique called up 12 players from the second team

Meet Barcelona's youth stars called-up for pre-season
Meet Barcelona's youth stars called-up for pre-season

Luis Enrique called up 12 players from the second team

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Luis Enrique called up 12 players from the youth teams to complete Barcelona's squad in UK pre-season tour. Some of them might sound familiar but other don't as they have arrived in the recent weeks.


José Suárez (20, Gijón). 1,87 cm and 85 kg. He has been the goallie of the reserves for the past two seasons. However, he couldn't perform in many matches last one due to a knee injury. The club think he is one for the future.

Josep Martínez (18, Alzira). A big surprise on the list as he has just been promoted from the Juvenil B to Juvenil A.


Marlon Santos (20, Rio de Janeiro). Arrived on loan from Fluminense this summer. Barcelona have an option to buy him if he performs well with the second team.

José Antonio Martínez (23, Huelva). Just arrived from Sevilla Atletico. He gained promotion to the second division and made great games at the final part of the season. He's 1,89 m and left-footed.

Borja López (22, Gijón). Arrived from Sporting Gijon back in January. He already completed some training sessions with the first team last season when Gerard Pique was banned and other centre-backs injured.


Àlex Carbonell (18, Sant Cugat). Promoted from the Juvenil this summer. He has been in all youth teams since he was 10, but left on season to Cornella. He can play in many positions.

Gerard Gumbau (21, Campllong). One that most fans should already know as he has already made his debut with the first team. Luis Enrique chose him over Sergi Samper in some matches last season. 

Carles Aleñá (18, Mataró). One of the very best. Left-footed, international with Spain and the man who should make a great impact this season with Barcelona B. He was called up by Luis Enrique last season for a Copa del Rey match but didn't make his debut.

Nili Perdomo (22, Las Palmas). He has arrived this summer from Las Palmas. Last season he played 8 matches in La Liga, even he faced Barcelona at Estadio Gran Canaria.

Juan Cámara (22, Jaén). Arrived two years ago from Villareal. One of the important men in Gerard Lopez's midfield.


Jesús Alfaro (25). Arrived from Alcoyano this summer. Last season he scored 10 goals in the division. He can play in any position of the attack.

Rafa Mújica (17, Las Palmas). Signed last season for the Juvenil. He will perform now for Gerard Lopez in Barcelona B. One to watch. A pure striker with incredible goal numbers.