FC Barcelona and Ajax have agreed to terms regarding the forward Isaac Cuenca. The forward will join Dutch side on loan through June 30 of 2013. The contract does not include a buy option for the Dutch side at the end of the season.
Formed in FC Barcelona’s youth system, Isaac Cuenca played at Reus and Damm before returning to the Blaugrana U-18 youth team. Cuenca’s breakout year was the 2010/11 season, when he played a decisive role in Sabadell’s promotion-winning season from Segunda B to Segunda A - he was on loan to the Catalan team from Barça that year. The following season he returned to Pep Guardiola’s Barça, where he enjoyed first team action and featured in 30 games for the senior side.
... hampered by serious injury
Cuenca put in notable performances in the Liga and the Champions League, where he was able to showcase his talent and technical prowess. In addition, he scored 4 goals in 30 matches for the first team. His progress was halted at the end of last season when he was forced to the sidelines due to an injury to the meniscus of his right knee. The player underwent surgery to correct the injury in the summer of 2012. Cuenca was given the green light to return to competitive play on January 21.