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Cristian Tello: Will He Become a Star at Barcelona?
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Cristian Tello has already made a splash at the Camp Nou with his pace and goalscoring ability.

The La Masia product scored in just his second league appearance for the senior squad and netted a brace in his Champions League debut against Bayer Leverkusen after coming on as a second-half substitute.

This year, Tello has continued to find time in the first team, with 16 appearances to date and as many goals as Alexis Sanchez and Pedro combined (though that surely says more about their form than his).

With news breaking Monday that Tello has signed on with Barcelona through 2016, the inevitable question is: Will he become a regular in the squad, or even the starting 11? Or will he, like Gio dos Santos and Bojan before him, live out his Barca days as a second-tier player and eventually seek his first-team football elsewhere?

Let's look at the reasons he might—or might not—eventually become a star player for the Blaugrana.

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