The squad of FC Barcelona for the next season is already fully configured with a single novelty, the return of youth squad Sergi Llorca after four seasons making merits on loan.
At 23, the only new face of the first team for next year left the Palau in the 2016-17 season to play on loan at the Vic and in the last three he has been on loan at Noia Freixenet.
And the truth is that from the first day he has been earning the right to return with an excellent performance that led him to sign 11 goals and three assists in that first campaign away from Barça, 2016-17 at just 19 years old.
At Noia he has always formed a exceptional offensive couple with Sergi Aragoneses and in his first year in Sant Sadurní he went up to 22 goals and three assists, playing every game.
In the course 2018-19 even dared to fight the ‘Pichichi’ to the genius Pablo Álvarez and finished as the third top director of the OK Liga with 35 goals and five assists, while this season he has contributed 12 goals and one assist.
The arrival of Llorca, who has also extended his contract until 2024, it will mean that Barça will have one more player on the roster and that Edu Castro will have to discard each game if there are no casualties due to injury or penalty.
In this sense, last week the other doubt that hovered around the staff with the renewal of the Argentine Matías Pascual until 2023 in a further show of total confidence in a team that has completed a sensational campaign despite the COVID-19.
Happy after achieving a goal for which he had been fighting for four seasons, Sergi Llorca was very satisfied after signing his new contract and making his big dream come true.
“From a very young age at the base, I have always had the objective of playing in the Barça first team. I have trained and worked hard to be able to do it, “says the Catalan, who arrived at Barça training hockey a decade ago after starting at Caldes de Montbui and on the summer campuses of FC Barcelona.
“The reception has been very good and I am lucky to be able to live with the best in the world. I will try to make the most of it and help the team as much as possible, “says the son of Josep Llorca, first-team exporter (1984-1992) and former goalkeeper coach and former manager of the section (1993-2003).
And is that the new member of the Catalan team has already had the opportunity to train at the Palau under Edu Castro, who is explaining how much she expects of him.
For his part, manager Toni Miró explained that it is “the first time in history that the team will have nine track players. The idea is to continue professionalizing the section with a longer squad, as is being done in other top-level teams. “
As for Llorca, Miró commented that he arrives “after a career with a very high level. He has taken the important step he needed to make, with sufficient maturity, and will be the third player from the base to join the first team in recent years. “