Barcelona seems to have got hold of another future talent in the form of Senegalese defender Mikayil Faye, who is currently playing in Croatian top division club NK Kustosija Zagreb. But, what is more fascinating and is a highlight of this signing is that he will be having a release clause of 400 million pounds in his contract, which is quite a handsome amount for a youngster.
Mikael Faye agrees to join Barcelona
Barcelona has been one of the top clubs when it comes to nurturing young talents and presenting them in the biggest stage. La Masia, the academy which has given birth to lot of youngsters who has elevated themselves in the world class level and has been instrumental in wining several accolades for the club. Be it Lionel Messi, “The little Boy from Rosario”, or legendary midfielders like Xavi, Iniesta- the club has always been a powerhouse of young budding talents.
Presently, it has shifted its focus on signing youngsters from other clubs and wishes to project them in to the senior team, based on their potential. Starting with a prodigy from a little known Las Palmas, Pedro Gonzalez fondly known as Pedri, he has been one of the best midfielders in Barca right now and his name is pronounced equally along with midfield stalwarts like Xavi and Iniesta. He went on to play with some of the bigger names in football like Lionel Messi, Griezmann, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba and has achieved several individual accolades like Golden Boy and Kopa Trophy.
Along with Pedri, some other talents like Pablo Torre from Racing Santander and Yusuf Demir from Rapid Vienna, had come to Camp Nou to showcase their talents, but were plied to play for some other top leagues, thus elevating and nurturing their skills.
New recruit to do some wonders?
According to leading football transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano, Mikail Faye’s transfer from NK Zagreb has already been sealed and people are just waiting for an official announcement. Faye is touted to be one of the upcoming talents in the defense, and with Barcelona possibly being the best in the back in the recently concluded season conceding the least goals in the league, it could provide a perfect opportunity for this young lad to nurture his skills with finesse.
He is reportedly considered to be included with the juvenile Barca club. Barca Athletic, and gradually after rising through the ranks, he will be promoted to the senior team.
It looks as he will be with the first team in the pre-season tour of USA as boss Xavi will look to give him opportunity to be with the senior players so that he could get used to the might of the team.
However the handsome amount in his release clause depicts the faith the club officials has on him. Only time will say that how fruitful will he prove to be in his coming days.