Barcelona 'fear there could be a repeat of the Pedri situation for Euro 2024

30-03-2024 11:51 AM

Ammon News - Barcelona are concerned there could be a repeat of the Pedri situation as Spain are considering Lamine Yamal for Euro 2024 and the Olympic Games.

The 16-year-old winger captured the attention of the nation with another blockbuster performance during Spain's 3-3 draw with Brazil on Tuesday evening.

Many believe Yamal has already secured a seat on the plane to Germany for Euro 2024, despite only making his international debut in September last year.

Yamal is also being earmarked for the Olympic Games in Paris, with the Federation eager to include him in their squad, according to Relevo.

Barcelona are aware of the Federation's intention and are said to be concerned given the impact of playing in two major tournaments had on Pedri.

Pedri played 4,996 minutes in one season, turning out 73 times for club and country before featuring at the Olympic Games and Euro 2020.

The then 18-year-old had to settle for a silver medal as Spain suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat to Brazil in the final in Tokyo.

But, just five days later Pedri was pictured going through the motions with Barcelona as they looked to press on following the departure of Lionel Messi.

Since then, Pedri has been hampered by muscle problems - having recently picked up another injury during Barcelona's LaLiga clash against Athletic Bilbao on March 3.

Therefore, the Catalans are concerned Yamal may experience the same issues after playing at both tournaments.

The country’s own law obliges clubs to release players for the Olympics but Barcelona could request that a player be taken out of the group.

If the player agrees that it is better that he does not join the Olympic squad then the Spain coach is likely to allow the withdrawal.

Daily Mail

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