Valverde doesn't rule out Cucurella coming back to Barça in future

The left-back is impressing in LaLiga while on loan with Eibar

Cucurella está teniendo mucho protagonismo en el Eibar
Cucurella está teniendo mucho protagonismo en el Eibar | EFE

Ernesto Valverde praised Marc Cucurella's development at Eibar, who face Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday in LaLiga.

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When asked about Cucurella and his form in the Basque Country, the Barça coach praised the on-loan defender. "He is having a great season and that is great news for him, for Eibar and us, because he's from the academy."

Valverde pointed out that he's benefitted from playing in a different position: "He started at left-back a few times but now he's playing in midfield and he's producing great performances."  

Asked if could return to Barça, the coach added: "We are well covered in the midfield position he is playing, but it's good news [he is doing well]."

Valverde said it's a plus that he's working under Jose Luis Mendilibar: "You have to keep in mind that all the Barça B players have to take the step into the Primera and it's a great step to take with Mendilibar, I assure you that. He makes players better." 

Pressed again on a possible return, Valverde finished: "Cucurella spent last year in the second division and this year's in the top flight and doing well, so who knows in the future. He's a player that could return, of course." 

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