Present and future: Pedri (I)

Present and future: Pedri (I)

At just 18 the young midfielder has become a fixture in the centre of the blaugrana midfield

Details

Name: Pedro González López, 'Pedri'

Date and place of birth: 25/11/2002 (Tegueste, Tenerife)

Came to Barça: On 2 September 2019 FC Barcelona and Las Palmas reach an agreement for the transfer of Pedri. However, the Canary Islander does join the club until August 2020. 

Debut for the first team: On 27 September 2020 in a league game at Camp Nou against Villarreal as a second half substitute. 

Games played: 42 games, 2,850 minutes. 

Goals and assists: 3 goals and 6 assists.

Constant development

Despite his youth, Pedri represents not only the future but also the present at Barça. At just 18 years of age he has become a fixture in Ronald Koeman's midfield. With 42 appearances this season (31 in the starting XI), he is the player under 22 years of age who has played most in Europe's main leagues. 

Excellent on the ball and a brilliant passer, the young man from Tenerife is fulfilling a dream he had had since very young: playing for Barça. 

Since his official debut at the end of September, Pedri has improved non-stop. He has a great understanding with his team mates, especially Leo Messi who appears to be very comfortable playing alongside the teenager. In fact of the six assists that the Canary Islander has provided this season, three have been for the Argentine - against Valladolid, Athletic Club and PSG. 

Messi i Pedri

Pedri has figured in 29 straight matches for Barça in all competitions, a record this season as no other player has played in so many consecutive games. 

Coming from a Barça family (his grandfather founded a Barça Supporters' Club in Tenerife), Pedri has impressed everyone in his first season as a blaugrana. Excellent performances in the league, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey have led a call up to the Spanish national side from coach Luis Enrique. 

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