While FC Barcelona is basking in its recent victory over Malaga, a new generation is coming from La Masia. It is the generation that will replace Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique in the near or distant future.
The following players who are from La Masia have the brightest future with Barca. They are Marc Muniesa, Martin Montoya, Cristian Tello, Marc Bartra and Isaac Cuenca.
Muniesa has started his career with La Blaugrana participating in some of its matches. Muniesa participated in the UEFA Champions League, The Spanish Super Cup and La Liga.
According to the FC Barcelona website, Muniesa is able to defend the central and the left-back area. Unfortunately, Muniesa had knee injuries two times in his career.
The first time was when he tore three knee ligaments in his early years. The second time was last summer during a match between Barca and Hamburg SV.
In spite of his knee injuries, Muniesa has a future with Barca. He has been praised by B/R writer Tre' Atkinson as a successor to Carles Puyol when the latter decides to retire.
Montoya has substituted for Alves when the latter was injured in the thigh. He has been praised by the Barca community for his dedication to work and the team.
Cristian Tello will forever be remembered for his part in Barca history. During the UEFA Champions League match between Barca and Bayer Leverkusen (March 7, 2012), Tello scored two goals in additions to Messi's five.
The result was an overwhelming victory for FC Barcelona over the German team. The match cemented Tello's place in La Blaugrana history.
Tello later represented Spain during the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England. Tello recently signed another contract which extends his years with Barca until 2016.
Bartra has been praised for his abilities as a defender by the Barca website. The same website compares Bartra with Gerard Pique.
Bartra participated in the UEFA Champions League twice and is currently participating with Barca. He participated in the Spanish League during two consecutive seasons.
My thanks to the B/R readers for their time in reading about which La Masia prospects may make it in Barca. If there is anyone else who is a La Masia prospect with a great future at Barca, please feel free to comment about it.
My best wishes to all of you during this week.