FC Barcelona | Hansi Flick Could Repeat the ‘Fermín Formula’

In a surprising turn of events, FC Barcelona’s new head coach, Hansi Flick, seems to be following in the footsteps of his predecessor by giving opportunities to young talents from the club’s academy. The story of Fermín López, who made a name for himself after a standout performance in a pre-season tour in the United States, serves as inspiration for the current crop of youngsters hoping to break into the first team.

With the absence of several key players due to their involvement in the Euro 2024 and the upcoming Olympic Games, Flick is looking towards the talented prospects from Barça Atlètic to fill the void. Players like Marc Casadó, Marc Guiu, Marc Bernal, Héctor Fort, and Unai Hernández have caught the eye of the German coach with their impressive performances in the youth team.

Among them, Unai Hernández’s hat-trick against Ibiza in the promotion play-off to the Segunda Division has particularly impressed Flick, hinting at a bright future for the young midfielder. The emphasis on promoting youth players aligns with the club’s vision of building a strong foundation from within, rather than relying on external transfers.

As Flick arrives in Barcelona to kickstart the new season, all eyes will be on the promising talents from La Masia as they aim to follow in the footsteps of Fermín López and make a mark in the first team. The blend of experience and youth under Flick’s guidance promises an exciting journey ahead for FC Barcelona and its loyal fans.