Liga - Report: Barca to debut El-Haddadi

Munir El-Haddadi could be set for his first Barcelona start in their League opener against Elche tomorrow.

Liga - Report: Barca to debut El-Haddadi

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Munir El Haddadi

The 18-year-old has been a sensation in the Blaugrana youth teams in recent seasons, and impressed during pre-season with a double in the Gamper Trophy win over Leon.

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And Catalan daily Sport suggest this afternoon that Luis Enrique could throw the teenager in at the deep end with a place in the XI against the Franjiverdes on Sunday.

With Neymar and Pedro injured, Luis Suarez suspended and Gerard Deulofeu out on loan, the Camp Nou outfit look relatively short up top.

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As such, the paper believes that the Madrid-born youngster could get a place in the team alongside Lionel Messi and fellow youngster Sandro tomorrow.


El-Haddadi's star turns helped Barcelona's youth side win the UEFA Youth League last season, which was live on Eurosport HD.


José David de Marco, Eurosport Spain’s resident Barcelona expert: "Munir has great potential to be a starter against Elche, but it’s difficult to be regular in this season next to Messi, Neymar, Pedro, Suárez.

"Officially, he is still a player for Barcelona B. It’s an emergency solution and a future option.

"He was the top scorer of Barcelona in pre-season. He has a great dribbling and strong character as striker. He can play anywhere and participate at long attacking moves.

"Maybe it’s too early to draw conclusions, but it’s clear that he is a great option for the future."

Here you can see our profile of El-Haddadi

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