During contract renewal negotiations, Valverde and the club agreed that space should be left in the squad to allow Barca B players an opportunity to prove themselves. At the moment Valverde has five names: Wague, Miranda, Oriol Busquets, Riqui Puig, and Abel Ruiz.
Bartomeu: "Riqui Puig? Patience ! He has qualities, but he must do his job little by little. Remember Xavi or Iniesta, and how long it cost them to consolidate themselves at the first team... But Puig's quality is impeccable; he has the Barça DNA."