One world-class, 2 yet to prove themselves: Barca La Masia products ranked

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One world-class, 2 yet to prove themselves: Barca La Masia products ranked

Barcelona say their La Masia Academy is the best in the world and it's hard to debate against that. How else would you describe a football Academy that produced Leo Messi, Xavi, Iniesta Busquets and other legendary footballers?

But all that is in the past. The question is, has La Masia produced players who are helping Barca achieve their sporting objectives? Your answer is as good as mine.

Now let's rank Barca's La Masia products currently doing it at the highest level for the first team.

World class. The only La Masia product in this category is Gavi. He's a starter not just for Barca but for the national team too. It's hard to think of any club in the world where Gavi wouldn't start and play regularly.

Starting XI: Besides Gavi, who's a world-class player, the one La Masia graduate who regularly starts for Barca is Alejandro Balde. Too bad he's injured now. But many top teams will take Balde without blinking.

Next big thing: We've all been treated to the magic that's Lamine Yamal but we can agree he's not the finished article yet. His misses against Bilbao tell the tale, and we've seen this before with Ansu Fati. Meanwhile, Pau Cubarsi is reportedly tipped to become the future of Spain's defence. We can only wait to find out but these players look like gems.

Decent back-up: Marc Guiu has come off the bench to score a couple of goals for Barca this season, it's why Xavi sometimes prefers him to Vitor Roque. Fermin Lopez is Xavi's best bet to cover for the Pedri-Frenkie-Gundo midfield trio. In defence, Hector Fort's performance during Barca's Copa Del Rey elimination would give Xavi some relief following Balde's injury. Not bad players to have on your bench.

Yet to prove himself: We're yet to see more of Marc Casado and Pau Victor. The midfielder and striker are yet to establish themselves in the dynamics of the first team.

Let's visualize our ranking:

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