Ronald Koeman has led the transformation of the current squad since his arrival in August, with the inclusion of young players. This January, he is expected to call up young left back prospect Alejandro Balde to the first team squad.
Barcelona's young guns / Photo montage by Blaugranagram FC Barcelona are continuing to churn out talent from their famed La Masia youth academy, with several Barça B players keen to be given the chance to shine in the first-team next season. Lionel Messi, Xavi, Gerard Piqué, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Carles Puyol all came through the ranks, and are just some of the alumni that have graduated and made their mark with the Catalan giants. Ansu Fati, who joined the club's youth ranks as a 10-year-old in 2012, is the latest player making waves in the first-team. Debuting in the 5-2 victory over Real Betis, aged 16 years and 298 days, he became the second-youngest player to debut for the club, behind