The truth: the best talents
Signed by Barcelona B in 2019 from Hércules, the 20-year-old winger moved into Xavi’s first-team plans during the 2021/22 campaign.
Abde finished the season with 11 outings for seniors for the Catalan giants, having scored two goals and provided seven assists in 20 games for the B team.
Although he apparently has a bright future in Spain, it seems that Leeds are interested in bringing the Moroccan to the Premier league…
Latest: Leeds interested in Abde
It is suggested that Wolves, who loaned Adama Traore to the La Liga club in January, have also inquired about the possibility of signing the 20-year-old.
With a contract at the Camp Nou until 2024 (Transfermarkt), the report does not mention Barcelona’s desire to sell the young man, who was hailed as ‘extraordinary’ Xavi after the 2-2 draw against Osasuna in which the versatile attacker scored and completed five successful dribbles in a performance valued at 7.2 couch score.
The verdict: smart move
The talented star completed 3.4 dribbling per game during 10 La Liga outings in his breakout season at that level, highlighting a crowd for beating defenders who would be welcomed with open arms at Elland Road, where no one did an average more than two successful dribbles per game in 2021/22.
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With stylistic similarities to Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, Sevilla ace Lucas Ocampos and the aforementioned Traore (fbref), Abde is certainly someone to watch as the next generation of talent arrives at Barcelona, and Leeds would do well to remain vigilant for the possibility of this capture.
In other news, Leeds are looking for another signing after Aaronson. find out who is here