Luis Figo was presented with a pig’s head when he crossed from Barcelona to Real Madrid.
But there probably won’t be the same welcoming committee when ex-Madrid forward Jose Angel Pozo joins Barcelona in the summer.
The 21-year-old is leaving Almeria to join Barcelona for around €3million, according to Brujula del Deporte.
He’ll link up with Barcelona’s B team initially before spending the next three years with the first-team.
Pozo started his career at Madrid before moving to Man City in 2012.
The Spaniard was nominated for Academy Player of the Year, with Patrick Vieira even labelling him a ‘Mini-Messi’.
His progression continued under Manuel Pellegrini, who handed him his first-team debut during the 2014/15 season.
But with a host of players blocking his route to a regular spot in the first-team Pozo was forced to look elsewhere for opportunities.
The Spain Under-19 international has spent three seasons in the second tier of Spanish football, where Barcelona’s B team currently play.
If Pozo does complete the transition from the B team to the senior side, as Sergio Busquets and Pedro both did, he’ll have the task of competing with Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele for a spot in the XI.
We’re sure that’ll be a walk in the park.
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