Barca extend Puig's contract, player's stance on possible loan move revealed – Fabrizio Romano

Barca extend Puig's contract, player's stance on possible loan move revealed – Fabrizio Romano
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"Barcelona have officially triggered Riqui Puig's clause to extend his contract until June 2023. Riqui wants to stay at Barca after the club turned down two loan proposals in January. He's gonna talk about it with Joan Laporta once the manager situation is decided," Fabrizio Romano tweets.

Earlier, it was reported that the 21-year-old would possibly leave the club on loan in the summer.

The midfielder accumulated just 561 minutes of play for Ronald Koeman's side this season, scoring one goal.

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Ronald Koeman, however, is not among the La Masia graduates biggest fans as he's given Puig a total of 63 minutes of playing time since Laporta's electrical win.

The 21-year-old has played a total of 546 minutes across all competitions this season so far.

What's more, the midfielder hasn't been listed in Barca's eight-man list of 'untouchables' for the forthcoming transfer window and thus there's a possibility of Riqui's exit from Camp Nou this summer.

Barca pick 8 'untouchable' players – Puig not on the list (reliability: 4 stars)

Barcelona have selected 8 'untouchable' players – those who can't be sold under any circumstances.

Interestingly, players like Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Riqui Puig are not on the list.

Barca's biggest problem is that most 'unwanted' players are on high wages. It is expected that the club will hold talks with some of them regarding their current deals.

Earlier, it was revealed that Barca would be certainly ready to part ways with 4 players, Antoine Griezmann included.

Source: FabrizioRomano @ Twitter