Former Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez was appointed as the manager of Barca Atletic this summer and he’s already found a player who reminds him of the legendary Andreas Iniesta.
He [Aleix Garrido] is very intelligent, he reminds me a lot of Iniesta,” Barca Atletic manager Rafa Marquez told Sport.
“He organizes and positions very well, he knows when to get rid of the ball and how to give the pass.”
Garrido is currently the skipper of Barca Atletic and is noted for his dribbling and passing.
This season, the 18-year-old midfielder has already registered 4 assists in just two games in the UEFA Youth League. He’s also claimed an assist in the Spanish third tier where Barca B play.
Pedri has often been compared to Iniesta but Garrido is another Spanish talent with the same profile.