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Barcelona are a club who love to bring young players through their fabled La Masia academy and though they had to let the talented Ilaix Moriba depart for RB Leipzig in the summer, so far this season, 11 of the 24 players used by Barcelona have been aged 22 or under. Some you may have already heard of, like United States international full-back Sergino Dest or Spain defender Eric Garcia (a summer signing from Manchester City), but what about the others?

Barcelona need the 18-year-old -- who went from an unknown €7m arrival from Las Palmas in July 2020 to a world star within 10 months -- more than ever. Having played an astonishing 74 games during his debut season (he only missed the final LaLiga fixture last season and competed in both Euro 2020 and the Olympics for Spain), Pedri has to be carefully handled this season and has already suffered a muscular injury which has kept him out for a few games. (Source: www.espn.com)

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Arriving on an initial loan deal from Rapid Vienna, with an option to sign him permanently for €10m, the Austria international had already been in the spotlight for some time due to his Messi-esque playing style. From making his debut for Rapid as a 16-year-old nearly two years ago, Demir shone in the Austrian Bundesliga and now has the chance to showcase his skills at arguably the one club that traditionally knows how to make the best use of them.

Mingueza has actually enjoyed his best games for Barcelona as right centre-back in a back three, where his abilities come to the fore while having the comfort of a covering defender. The young defender -- who knows his limitations and adapts his game accordingly -- also demonstrated a fair degree of professionalism as he bounced back after being substituted in the first half in the defeat against Paris Saint-Germain. While the jury is still out as to whether the 22-year-old is a long-term regular for Barcelona, he has undoubtedly deserved his chances and could turn out to be a fine utility player for the club. (Source: www.espn.com)

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