FC Barcelona: the difficult return of Kays Ruiz


Returning to Barcelona last summer after a six-year adventure in Paris, the young Franco-Moroccan midfielder is in trouble.

This is clearly one of the precursors of this new rivalry between PSG and FC Barcelona, ​​which has grown considerably in recent years as the two clubs have been opposed on virtually every front. Even before Neymar or Xavi Simons, or Barca’s attempts to recruit Marquinhos and Verratti, the club from the French capital had gone to look for Kays Ruiz on the side of La Masia, while the attacking midfielder was considered one of all. best hopes of the Barcelona academy. Not without controversy, in particular, because an investigation was subsequently held after revelations from Football Leaks concerning the terms of his arrival in Paris, before the club was finally cleared.

On the Camp des Loges side, the Lyonnais took the stages quite early, signing his pro contract at only sixteen, until he started with the first team against Lens in September 2020, making a place for himself in the rotation. under the orders of Thomas Tuchel. Only, he will quickly disappear from the match sheets, in particular because of his refusal to extend his contract. At only 18, back to the fold, therefore, to Barcelona, ​​to integrate the workforce of the B team which evolves in the third division. But since then, we have not heard too much about him when he was expected as one of the captains of Sergi Barjuan’s team.

Only 2 appearances this season with the B team

Better yet, we imagined him already having a few opportunities in A, as may have had players like Gavi and Nico Gonzalez. Moreover, everything indicated that he was going to start the preseason with the first team, under the orders of Ronald Koeman. But it was without counting on the Covid, then, on physical glitches, in the ankle in particular, which prevented him from showing himself under the orders of the Dutch tactician. He had to wait until 6 November to be able to play his first minutes, against Sevilla B, before playing his second game of the season against San Fernando last weekend. Two appearances in which he did not particularly impress, which is quite understandable given his lack of rhythm.

At Barça, however, we are a little disappointed with the unfolding of the situation, at least if we are to believe the Catalan media, which recently explained that the Barcelona leaders were considering loaning him so that he gleaned playing time elsewhere. According to our information, the player’s entourage was in any case not made aware of any Barça intentions regarding a loan from the Franco-Moroccan. The arrival of Xavi Hernandez would also be seen as good news by the Ruiz clan, as the former Barcelona midfielder has put certain things in place so that there is a real bond between the B team and the team. A. For his part, the player works hard to regain his level and build up confidence. One thing is certain however, if his situation does not evolve in the right direction quickly, we can speak of failure …

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