Sandro Ramirez is one of the next generation of Barcelona players that everyone is excited about.
However Barca B's relegation to the Segunda B division, equivalent to England's League One, has thrown a real spanner in the works.
Quite how the team have gone from their joint highest placing in 2013/14 to relegation in the next season is anyone's guess. But it has brought certain matters into much sharper focus.
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The 19 year old striker needs to be playing football at a much higher level and to that end, Steve McClaren of Newcastle United has already made a move to take the player on a season long loan.
It's a canny move from the ex-England manager who has always been adept at spotting high class youth talent.
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However, this is one move that is doomed to fail, and here are three reasons why...
If, as expected, Joan Laporta is successful in his bid to become president of Barca again, then Ramirez and his team mates have no hope whatsoever of engineering a move out of the club in any event.
Part of Laporta's manifesto has focused squarely on La Masia, Barca's famed academy, and the players that have been brought through the system.
Sandro Ramirez is one of those players.
Laporta wants all of the homegrown talent to hone their skills in the bosom of the club, rather than elsewhere, and he simply will not countenance a sale.
On a professional level the move makes no sense whatsoever.
Steve McClaren has already been quoted as saying that Ramirez would be a back-up striker at St. James' Park, so why on earth would the player even consider the move in any event?!
At least he is getting game time at Barca, albeit at a level that may be lower than the players' own expectations.
Furthermore, the playing style at Barca and the sunnier climbs are surely more attractive than the biting cold and industrial north East of England..
Having recently secured La Liga status, Las Palmas are known to have been in touch with Barcelona about a season long loan.
Ramirez for his part is known to be agreeable to the move to the club which sold him to Barcelona six years ago, and for whom he still retains a fondness for.
Talks are already said to be at an advanced stage and would allow the player to realise his dream of making his mark in La Liga in 2015/16.
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