Riqui Puig says he doesn't want to leave Barcelona on loan

"What I want is to continue at Barcelona, if I can choose, I will stay here"

Riqui Puig ha debutado en Liga con el primer equipo
Riqui Puig ha debutado en Liga con el primer equipo | Javi Ferrandiz

Riqui Puig finally made his La Liga debut. The midfielder, one of the stars of Barcelona's academy, was one of the players picked by Ernesto Valverde in a much-changed lineup against Huesca. The teenager produced some lovely moments on the ball. 

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"Making your debut in La Liga is always special, no doubt," Riqui said after the game. "I am really happy to get the opportunity, I have fulfilled a dream.

"It's a prize for the patience I have had, the hard work I have put in when training with the first team and, of course, my performances with the B team."  

He has been linked with a loan move next season, with Ajax mooted, but he added: "A loan? What I want is to continue at Barcelona. This is the club of my life, my parents' club, my family's club. If I can choose, I will remain at Barça." 

On the goalless draw with Huesca, he added: "We struggled at the start because the pitch was dry and the ball didn't roll well. I think for that reason it's a good draw. I tried to play my game. My teammates, honestly, helped me so much." 

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