As reported yesterday by Cadena Ser, the Galician may be leaving on loan for Valencia, the team coached by Gattusso. The Italian coach believes in controlled and organized football, and Nico should feature strongly and earn experience in the First Division.
Xavi tested him this preseason as a pivot in the midfield, to fill the big shoes of Busquets. As impressive as Nico González is, he is far from the finished product. Therefore, Xavi would allow Nico’s exit in the form of a loan. It will help him fulfill his enormous potential.
The bar has been raised significantly in Barça’s squad this season, with increased competition for ever spot. For previously undisputed starters like De Jong, this is a positive as he will have to give his very best, as will everyone else.
Nico’s decision, whatever he does, will be pivotal for his career. Barça’s determination to go for Bernardo Silva will be a catalyst for his decision. Moreover, the good preseason of Miralem Pjanic might increase the competition for a place in our midfield. Therefore, you can understand the decision of Nico.