Japan midfielder Abe to move to Barcelona

By Kamarul Akhr

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A promotional money grab by Barca.Ain't no way Abe'll even sniff the bench.

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Abe is expected to play for Barcelona's B team to start with, Japanese broadcaster NHK said.

'To start with'!?

Attacking midfielder? He'll be 'competing' against dembele, coutinho, rakitic, messi, griezmann, suarez, malcom, rafinha and a couple of others (possibly neymar) for a starting/bench spot.

Imo should have joined a much smaller club, got a few games under his belt & learn/adapt to euro football. Talented 20yo need game time (at the highest level) to progress.

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Whatever shirt sales Abe generates won't compare to Madrid B's Kubo, the great hope of Japanese fans. And to think Barca had Kubo but were forced to release him because of their illegal transfers of young players.

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Bad career move for both players.

As I’ve said before, Barca & Real don’t buy young players with potential, they buy established world class players.

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