The agent of Barcelona winger Iago Falqué has offered the services of his client to clubs around the Premiership, after new manager Pep Guardiola refused to offer any assurances over his future.
Falqué, 18, played in the same youth teams as Fran Mérida and is regarded as another extremely exciting youngster to come through the Catalan Academy. However, Iago has become frustrated in recent months with the lack of chances to progress into the first team, despite some blistering form.
His performances for Barca B last season – coached by Guardiola – helped the outfit get promotion, but new boss Luis Enrique has told the left footed play-maker he is free to find new employment.
With Arsenal having already raided Barça for Mérida and Cesc Fabregas, the Gunners would prove a strong pull for the Spain Under 19 International. Celtic had been linked with a potential loan move, but Joan Laporta told the club’s official TV station that they would prefer a permanent deal.
Liverpool and Chelsea are also names been mooted with a swoop, but after Iago rejected The Blues two years ago, they are believed to be reluctant to attempt a second bid.
Spanish newspaper ‘Sport’ claims the players representatives have been in England this week, offering the youngster to the big four sides. Falqué has seemed keen to stay in Spain, but after Barcelona over looked the Spaniard for promotion this summer, he has demanded meetings with hierarchy.
“I still don’t know anything or what is going to happen with my future. I hope that by next week I’ll have some news.”
Iago is a diminutive yet creative left winger, blessed with excellent close control and a magical left foot. You can watch him in action in the short video below.
Article By – J.Sanderson