Barcelona midfielder Carles Aleña is fighting for a place in Ernesto Valverde's squad. At his age, the 'Blaugrana' player revealed that the help of his father has been vital in the early stages of his career.
The award for the best player under the age of 21 is getting closer. The magazine 'Tuttosport' has reduced the number of candidates down from 100 to 80 and here we present to you Europe's 15 greatest prospects from the list of nominees.
According to 'Mundo Deportivo', Barcelona have already made agreements for four players to join the club in the next couple transfer windows: Antoine Griezmann, Carles Alena, Arthur and Frenkie de Jong.
Following the departure of Rafinha to Inter and with Gerard Deulofeu looking set to follow in the playmaker's footsteps and leave the club, Barca's academy could be set for a boost, with youngsters Jose Arnaiz and Carles Aleña set to welcomed into first-team reckoning.