There are still two weeks left for Barça B’s season to start, with a very renewed team following many departures and several additions and promotions from the Juvenil. Today, an exit has been confirmed of a player who arrived a year ago for quite a big fee, but who was never suited to Barcelona.
Luidovit Reis was signed in 2019 for €3 million plus 5 in variables, coming from a great campaign with Groningen in the Eredivisie. A dynamic and aggressive box-to-box midfielder, but who, at maximum, was a good back-up considering Riqui Puig, Monchu, Jandro Orellana, Álex Collado and even Ilaix Moriba were more fitted than him. For now, Barça recover no money for Reis, since he is sent on a season-long loan to VfL Osnabrück in the 2. Bundesliga.
A signing announced yesterday and that seems more needed is that of Colombian 22-year-old right-back Andrés Solano. He arrives from Atlético de Madrid’s reserves also on a loan deal until 30 June 2021, with the blaugranas holding a purchase option by the end of it. He had played 45 minutes with Atleti’s first team two years ago.
It seems like the intention behind this move is similar to the one that drove Sergio Akieme’s buy a year ago. A bit veteran for Barça B and without minutes in his previous club’s senior side, but with the chance to progress under García Pimienta as he fills an urgent need in the side. In this case, Dani Morer had departed and Sergi Rosanas is injured, so Solano will be the starting right-back for now. He has already played the full 90 minutes in a goalless friendly against Badalona today.