Football

Roger Riera close to Nottingham Forest move

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Reports in Spain suggest Barcelona B captain Roger Riera is poised to join Nottingham Forest.

The La Liga giants announced that they would not be extending Riera’s contract, a huge surprise for those who follow the club. The 19-year-old year old has been raised at La Masia, learning the Barcelona way for the past nine years. Now, he's thought to be close to joining Forest.

Leader

Known for his charisma and leadership qualities, the young defender has captained every team he has played for. Riera helped win a league title each of those years and led his team to two other prestigious trophies in the span; the Nike Premier Cup 2010 with a 3-1 win over Mexico's Pachuca FC, and the first UEFA Youth Champions League this past April, where he led his team to glory with a 3-0 win against Benfica.

Related Articles

- Arsenal tracking Forest star
- Suarez signing highlights Barca's downfall?
- Nottingham Forest: 4 ideal summer signings



If speculation is true and he does join the Championship side, then the Tricky Trees are in for a treat. Riera has a lot of desire to win, which could be key for the club's promotion fight.

Technical ability

On top of that, Riera is great with the ball at his feet - not a surprise after nine years at such an incredible academy set-up. He is good in the air and at just over 6ft tall, he is unlike most other Barcelona youth defenders whom are usually short yet extremely quick.

I think he will be able to compete physically in the English game just fine.

Why the Spanish side are allowing their youth team captain to leave is up for debate, as there has been no report stating why. It could be due to a bust-up between manager Eusebio Sacristán, but that is pure guess work.

Ecstatic fans

Nevertheless, Nottingham Forest fans should be ecstatic at this potential arrival, as there has only ever been good things said about the 19-year-old.

Having been captain for all the Spanish youth-level sides, you can only assume his ambition is to become the captain of the national team in the future. He would be a major coup for Stuart Pearce at the City Ground.

 

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Championship
Nottingham Forest
La Liga
Barcelona
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again