Barcelona’s 17-year-old prodigy included in Spain’s centre-back shortlist

The primary candidates for center defense for Barcelona at the beginning of the 2023–24 season were Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, and Inigo Martinez. However, by the end of the season, Pau Cubarsi, who is only 17 years old, has proven himself to be a consistent starter for the first team.

Cubarsi has started three games for Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in addition to his 17 La Liga matches this season. He has managed eight clean sheets for the Blaugranas during that time.

Spain’s essential component

Cubarsi was first included in Luis de La Fuente’s La Roja in March as a result of his outstanding club achievements. Thus, the young player debuted for the Spanish national team in a 1-0 loss to Colombia and then contributed nine minutes to a 3-3 tie with Brazil.

The manager’s other choices are Aymeric Laporte and Le Normand, and it is safe to assume that the teenager will be involved in a major way in Spain’s campaign later this summer.

Barcelona players in large numbers

Although Cubarsi’s spot on the national team is all but guaranteed, La Fuente will call up other Barcelona players. With his current form and record, Lamine Yamal—La Masia’s second breakout star of the season—is virtually certain to make the squad.

Another player the manager will be hoping to see next month in Germany is Pedri, particularly after the young player showed he was back to his best self with a superb brace over the weekend. Meanwhile, Gavi and Alejandro Balde are anticipated to miss the competition while they finish their injury recuperations. In the upcoming days, the final squad announcement is anticipated.

Barça Universal has now been informed by sources that Cubarsi is among the manager of the Spanish National Team’s top three choices for the center-back position coming into the European Championships.

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