As most of the Culés suffered disappointment in the previous few years due to the team's inability to show up on the big European stage known as The Champions League and the loss of their Blaugrana identity of the cryffista style honed by greats such as Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola, and Luis Enrique.
Now FC Barcelona is on track of revival after the breakthrough of young players and the appointment of the much-awaited Xavi as the new manager of the first team. The club is now under new management after the reign of Josep Maria Bartomeu, which was filled with much controversy.
Now let us dive into an overview of the young talent that will revive the club. The top 10 Young Players that will be vital for FC Barcelona's rise are as follows:
10. Ansu Fati
A perfect way to start a top ten with the new no.10. Ansu took on the responsibility to wear the no.10 after Messi at the age of 19. However, the 2020/21 season had him on the sidelines for 11 months, only returning this September against Levante and scoring.
His quality and talent are undoubtedly one of the best and are the future of the new FC Barcelona; he has lightning-quick feet with smooth technique.
As he is a winger, he has an abundance of pace to leave defenders behind, and to add to this; he also has a brilliant right foot with the ability to shoot with great accuracy.
9. Pablo Paez Gavira
Pablo Paez Gavira, also known as Gavi, is a 17-year-old teenage midfielder who made his breakthrough this season under the previous manager Ronald Koeman.
So far, the teenager has left Culés in complete awe as the young star has a lot of energy on the pitch with a great vision of the game. The young gavi is also very good at taking the ball forward, starting the attack from midfield, and helping out in defense.
He is also called up for the national team and was applauded by the fans in the game against Sweden, which they won 1-0.
8. Nico Gonzalez
Nico Gonzalez, also known as Nico, is another midfielder who accompanies his companion from Barcelona B Gavi.
He is 19 years old with great defensive skill and a solid body to win duels; he also likes to start attacks as he tries to carry the ball forward to assist the forwards; he is deemed to be known as the replacement for the aging Busquets.
Pedri is regarded as one of the best young talents of the century; he has already proven his importance to FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team in a single season, playing over 70 matches.
He joined Barcelona in 2020 from Las Palmas and has already engraved his position in the starting 11.
He has one of the best vision of the game and unparalleled passing ability; his leading talent is not to lose the ball as he rarely loses possession of the ball; his numbers are crazy as in the EUROS 2020, he had an average passing accuracy of 91% at only 18 years of age.
6. Ronald Araujo
Ronald Araujo is a 22-year-old defender; he has a solid and heavy body and is very quick on his feet. His contributions are immense as the main problem of FC Barcelona lies in the defense due to an aging Pique and an unfit Umtiti.
Araujo has great defensive prowess with the ability to challenge top players and also contributes to the attack due to his height as he has already scored to save Barca a point against Granada
5. Eric Garcia
After moving from Manchester City to FC Barcelona, he is one of the players who graduated from the La Masia academy but left for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has high regard for his defensive abilities.
He has a more petite body than many defenders but has great vision and commitment to his job with excellent passing skills.
4. Sergino Dest
Dest is a US international right back and was a former Ajax player before moving to Barcelona in 2020. He was brought in to replace Nelson Semedo, who left the club for Wolverhampton in 2020.
He has already proven his worth by a fantastic display of skills in dribbling but lacks in the final passes and decision-making. Still, after the new signing of Dani Alves, he will only improve and strive under Xavi.
3. Alejandro Balde
Balde is a left-back with a similar profile to Jordi Alba; at only 18 years of age, he has shown glimpses of things expected from him as he is highly offensive on the left side with explosive pace and ability to take on people.
However, he lacks in defensive capabilities; he makes up for it on offense.
2. Yusuf Demir
Demir is a left-footed right-winger brought on loan from Rapid Wien until the end of the current season of 2021/22.
He did not get many chances in the La Liga season with a few options here and there; he received multiple cases in the preseason as he had an important role in Barcelona's win against Stuttgart and Juventus.
But I would like to add he has a similar profile to Messi as he wanted to cut into the infield to create chances or score himself.
1. Riqui Puig
Riqui Puig is a center midfielder known for his creativeness and vision but was neglected by Ronal Koeman in his reign.
Still, when he did receive chances, he delivered as against La Real, he converted the final penalty to bring Barcelona to the finals of the Spanish Super Cup.