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07.01.2011 15:22

Riverola on loan to Vitesse

Barça B midfielder Martí Riverola will play on loan with the Dutch team Vitesse until the end of the season.

“It’s a good decision for the player and the club” explained assistant coach Joan Barbarà.

Player wants move

2010-12-04_FCB_B_-_REAL_VALLADOLID_015.jpgThe 19-year-old Barcelona lad, is in his first year as a n amateur at the club and has played in 4 of the 18 games so far this season and Barbera commented: “the player asked us about the move and it’s a good option. They are a Dutch first division team and he said he wanted to give it a go”.

Ferrer in charge

Vitesse are managed by ex.Barça favourite Albert ‘Chapi’ Ferrer assisted by the ex-Youth team trainer Albert Capellas and the two have decided to make a bid for Riverola as they attempt to lift the side out of the bottom half of the table..

Guardiola backs deal

2010-11-06_FCB_B_-_VILLAREAL_B_007.jpgJosep Guardiola, who took the youngster on the Asia Tour in the summer and used him in the Catalan Cup , backed the decision and explained: “we have a big B team squad. They’ve agreed a deal and we understand that if he goes there and gets a taste of the Dutch league, it’s very similar to ours. It’s a good way to grow and get game time in” Riverola is one of the few players who started in the Escola del FCB and has reached the B team. Guardiola wished him well and declared “I hope it all works out”.
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Barça player through and through
Martí Riverola will be back at the club once his loan at Vitesse is over, as he has a contract with the Club until 2012.

Martí Riverola joined the Escola del FCB when he was just 6 years old in the 1999/00 season he played with the Benjamín B team. Since then he has moved up through the various youth categories and reached the B team.

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