Barcelona News Now: Pau Cubarsí continues to Impress the Club Fans

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A new darling of FC Barcelona, Pau Cubarsí continues to impress at the age of 17. A hell of a rise in power for the nugget that has not finished making people talk about him.

Accustomed to taking many nuggets out of its training center, especially in recent seasons, FC Barcelona is forced by injuries to bet on youth this season. In addition to Fermin Lopez (20) and Lamine Yamal (16) who have been in the team since this summer, others such as Hector Fort (17 years old) or Marc Guiu (18 years old) had their chance during the season. 

But another player has been doing well for several weeks, at least to slowly become essential in Xavi’s eleven, it is Pau Cubarsí. Aged 17, the central defender under contract until June 2026 remains on eight starts on the last nine Liga matches with FC Barcelona. Performing on these matches, the Estanyol native follows up and particularly convinces Xavi.

“Cubarsí is intelligent. He did not lose a single duel against players stronger than him. Spectacular he does not seem to be 17 years old” did not fail to greet the Spanish technician this Friday after the Catalans’ victory against Mallorca (1-0).

A beautiful mark of trust for the Spanish coach who should allow him to discover the Champions League against Naples this Tuesday. Even if he didn’t confirm if he had decided between him and Inigo Martinez: “I can’t get ahead of the squad, I didn’t tell the players either.

No matter who plays, we have the guarantee that the defenses will play well.” it’s been a long time since I had seen a central defender, especially at this age, break the lines with this ball touch and with so much tranquility. He is a great person. He is a boy who really likes to work and who can progress.”

The Spanish selection and a record contract are available to him

Praised on all sides, Pau Cubarsí is not disoriented, already last October when he played with the FC Barcelona reserve, he put everyone in agreement. His coach at the time Rafa Marquez imagined him to reach the next level soon, but certainly not as quickly. “Pau surprises me. 

It is a profile that must continue to be worked on, because it has a profile to go to the high level,” explained Rafa Marquez last October. With technical ease, solidity in his interventions and a good placement, Pau Cubarsí was able to take on more protagonism alongside Ronald Araujo where Inigo Martinez (which he really competes).

 If the Basque has the guarantee experience that speaks for him, the gap between the two men remains quite small and digs a lot of headaches for Xavi.

If its hatching was expected, the speed of it and the fact that it exceeds the expectations placed in it surprise both FC Barcelona and the Spanish selection. 

International U17 (17 capes) and quarter-finalist of the last World Cup in this age category, Pau Cubarsí could quickly rise in rank.
Pre-selected in A by coach Luis de la Fuente, he could find himself on his list next Friday. If necessary, he is expected in the U21 team where he will be able to perform at a higher level than the one he has played until then. In addition to that, the question of his contract will be important. 

While his lease still runs until June 2026, the player received an offer to extend for an additional four years with a release clause of one billion euros. Crazy figures that reflect the Catalan club’s desire to bet on it for the future. At only 17 years old, Pau Cubarsí is putting everyone in agreement.

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