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
Player wants move
The 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
Josep Guardiola, who took the youngster on the
in the summer and used him in the
, 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”.