Barcelona’s reserve team, Barça Atlètic, has secured a valuable addition to their attacking lineup with the loan signing of Pau Víctor from Girona. The 21-year-old forward, hailing from Sant Cugat, joins the club until 2024, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the category after an impressive season with CE Sabadell. Pau Víctor showcased his prowess by scoring 7 goals and providing 6 assists in 36 matches.
Rafa Márquez, the coach of Barça Atlètic, expressed his excitement about the acquisition, stating, “We closely monitored Pau Víctor last season, and he had an excellent campaign with Sabadell. He possesses great potential and can be a significant asset to our team. I believe this opportunity will also prove beneficial for his development.”
While Pau Víctor will have the chance to shine in the Barcelona reserve team, he will face stiff competition in the attacking department from Diego Percan, who was signed this summer from Cultural Leonesa. Percan has already impressed with two goals and promising performances during the preseason. However, Pau Víctor’s versatility allows him to operate in various attacking positions, providing additional options for the team.
Following his medical examinations, Pau Víctor visited his new home, the Estadi Johan Cruyff, where he proudly donned the iconic blue and garnet jersey. On Friday, he will participate in his first training session under the guidance of Rafa Márquez, alongside his new teammates.
Simultaneously, Girona FC announced that Pau Víctor has extended his contract with the club until 2025, highlighting the confidence they have in his abilities.
Expressing his gratitude, Pau Víctor stated, “It is an honor to wear this jersey. Joining a club like Barcelona means a lot; it is always special. It’s a childhood dream come true.” He expressed his desire to have an exceptional year, learn, and enjoy every moment. Additionally, he aims to contribute to the team’s success with goals and assists, while also nurturing the growth of younger players.
When asked about his inspirations, Pau Víctor mentioned two players he looks up to. “Messi is a role model for any footballer, and Lewandowski sets an example for all young players aspiring to have a long football career.”
Interestingly, Pau Víctor may have the opportunity to play alongside his brother Guillem, who currently plays as a defender for Juvenil B in Barcelona’s youth setup.
In conclusion, Pau Víctor’s arrival at Barça Atlètic injects further firepower into their attacking unit. With his proven abilities and determination to make a mark, the young forward is poised to contribute significantly to the team’s success. As the season progresses, fans eagerly await Pau Víctor’s performances and the impact he will have on the squad.