Starter in Xavi's first game as Barca coach leaves club, joins Villarreal

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Starter in Xavi's first game as Barca coach leaves club, joins Villarreal

Ilias Akhomach has joined Villarreal as a free agent.

The 19-year-old's contract with Barcelona expired on July 1.

Akhomach used to be considered a big talent at Barca. He even made three first-team appearances for the Catalans when Xavi had just taken over.

In fact, the right winger made the starting eleven in Xavi's first game as a Barcelona manager – against Espanyol in November 2021.

The promising attacker made 28 appearances for Barca Atletic and Barca U19 combined last season, scoring 2 goals.

In February, he received a four-match suspension for insulting a referee.

At Villarreal, Akhomach will be coached by former Blaugrana boss Quique Setien. Pablo Torre and Nico may soon join him on loan.

AuthorKosta KönigSourceVillarreal CF
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