Yes, this is just his first matches. And yes it’s only the Belgian league. But Ferran Jutgla can’t stop scoring goals for Club Brugge. In his 6 official games so far, Jutgla scored 5 goals. Moreover, he has 2 assists to his name.
Barcelona sold the striker in June for just €5 million in search of regular football that looked unlikely at the Camp Nou. Since then Jutgla did nothing but shine.
🇪🇸 Ferrán Jutgla (23) in the Pro League for @ClubBrugge:
☑️ 6 games
⚽️ 5 goals
🅰️ 2 assists
🚀 4.4 shots per game
🔑 1.8 key passes per game
Already a massive signing. Wonderful business. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/PuIxX65uBb
— Football Wonderkids (@fbwonderkids) August 26, 2022
Jutgla hit the ground running with a brace on his debut in a friendly win over Thes Sport. And he never looked back. He grabbed two assists on his league debut, scored on his second appearance, and has four goals in his last three outings.
Jutgla’s latest goals came in a 3-1 win over Sporting Charleroi. These goals put the team top of the table, a point above Genk who have a game in hand.
The striker seems completely at home at Club Brugge. He’s already the starman.
We all know that if Jutgla had stayed at Barcelona he would have been a bit-part player at the most. Particularly after Robert Lewandowski joined. Therefore, it’s great to see him playing and thriving.
Yet it’s also OK to feel a tinge of regret too. Particularly with talk Barca could move for a low-cost forward if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves for Chelsea.
Barca did include a 10% sell-on clause in Jutgla’s deal. But there’s no buyback option. So they may end up regretting if he carries on like this for the whole season.
Yet on the plus side Barcelona do have a special place in Jutgla’s heart. In his goodbye message to Barca he wrote, “Football has many twists and turns and of course the door will always be open to return to wear such an important shirt as Barça’s in two or three years.”
If Ferran Jutgla keeps up his fine early form at Club Brugge then that opportunity may just come knocking again for Jutgla.