Fermin Lopez: Barcelona's newest young star really is the 'whole package'


A month ago, very few football fans outside of Barcelona would have been aware of Fermin Lopez. The 20-year-old has yet to make his competitive senior bow for the Blaugrana, and spent the 2022-23 campaign on loan at Linares in the third tier of Spanish football.

But Fermin was a surprise inclusion in Xavi's squad for the club's pre-season tour of the United States, and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. He featured in all three of Barca's matches against Arsenal, Real Madrid and AC Milan, and made headlines with his impressive displays.

Fermin's journey to get to this point hasn't been an easy one, but his hard work is finally paying off. And there is a real possibility that 2023-24 could be a breakout season for the talented Spanish midfielder...

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