American teen De La Fuente signs new Barcelona contract (video)
USMNT prospect Konrad De La Fuente has signed a new contract with Barcelona, the club announced Sunday.
De La Fuente turns 19 next month and will stay with the Blaugranas through the 2021-22 season after Quique Setien moved him into Barca’s first team training in February. His next step is to make a bigger impact with Barca B.
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The winger has one goal in four appearances with Barca B in his career, and has four goals and two assists in 14 UEFA Youth League appearances with Barca’s U-19s. That includes three goals in five outings this season.From FCBarcelona.com:
“I am very happy to stay at the best club in the world. It has always been my dream to play for the first team, and that is why I want to stay here - to try to achieve it”
“The main objective now is to move up to the Segunda División with Barça B. Having Garcia Pimienta as coach at Barça B is very good. I have already played under him for the U19B team.”
He’s stated that winning the World Cup with the USMNT in his goal. Getting meaningful time with one of the best clubs in the world is not a bad way to contribute to that plan.