After a series of unsuccesful transfers, many fans were sceptical about Pedri's arrival.
💬 Messi983: "Unreal talent. Future Ballon d'Or winner. Would be great if we really get him."
💬 xXKonan: "Must be quite the talent for us to splash €5+1m on a 16-year-old. Already playing with Las Palmas first team despite his age."
💬 Donatello: "Too much. Too early to say, but looks like Denis 2.0 to me."
💬 DonAK: "Looks really underwhelming from the videos I have seen."
💬 God Serena: "Don't like his face or his nickname. Sell."
💬 Porque: "He reminds me of a young Joaquin stylistically from the clips. Need to see a few full games of him though. There's a lot of cases of these young ballers breaking through at 16 (Alvaro Vadillo, Fede Vico) but never reaching the elite level of Spanish football. But for sure, €5m is nothing these days compared to what those Brazilians went to the capital for."
💬 Devils: "My scouting of him isn't very positive. I've seen this guy play. Under my talent evaluation system, he will be a mid-table player at best. Should have gone for Eduardo Camavinga instead!"
In the end, Barcelona signed Pedri for €5m and let the youngster spend the 2019/20 season on loan at his old club.
Pedri finally moved to Camp Nou this summer. So far this season, the Spaniard has made 10 appearances for Barca, five of them from start, and scored two goals.