Xavi prepares to promote Shadi Riad to the first team instead of Pique.

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Barcelona Athletic’s 19-year-old centre-back Shadi Riad is set to be pushed into the first team by Xavi Hernandez in the near future.

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez is ready to promote 19-year-old center forward Shadi Riad from Barcelona. Athletic to the first team as a replacement for Gerard Pique. Who previously announced his retirement. According to a report from Mundo Deportivo on Friday. 

Pique announced his retirement in November, prompting Xavi to find a solution to fill that loophole. But the Azul Grana team cannot sign any new players in January. Due to the salary ceiling issue under La Liga’s Financial Fair Play conditions. The best solution is to promote promising young players from the youth team to the first team UFABET.

According to reports, Xavi is considering pushing Reed into the first team when Barcelona resume the season at the end of December. After the 19-year-old center impressed the Azul Grana team trainer. And had made his debut as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Osasuna before the World Cup break.

Moroccan-born defender Riad joined Palma de Mallorca from the youth academy of Mallorca at La Masia training center in 2019. Before stepping up to play for Barcelona Athletic. or Barcelona this season and is about to be promoted to the first team of the Xavi era.