Gumbau

Gerard Gumbau Garriga

Midfielder

A tall, classy midfielder with enormous talent, Luis Enrique has called him up to the first team on numerous occasions

Born in 18 December 1994, midfielder Gerard Gumbau joined Barça B for the 2014/15 season after rising through the ranks at Girona, where he had just completed 31 appearances in a season with the B team and was touted as one of their strongest prospects. He has signed for Barça B on a contract that binds him to club until 2017.

On 15 January 2015 he made his first team debut under Luis Enrique away at Elche in the second leg of the last 16 Copa del Rey tie that ended with a 4-0 win for the blaugranes. 

Technical profile

Gumbau is a skilful and attack-minded central midfielder, who has become noted as a free kick specialist. He does move into the attack at times, and in the 2013/14 season with Girona B he netted six goals. He is also not unknown to try the occasional long range shot on goal.