Kays Ruiz, the “Little Messi” fired by FC Barcelona

In a lapidary press release, Barça formalized the end of the contract of Kays Ruiz, who was considered the future prodigy of world football. The latter had returned from PSG last summer.

Aged 19, Kays Ruiz had been nicknamed from an early age, the “Little Messi”, the native of Lyon signing a first contract with FC Barcelona when he was only seven years old. But at the age of 13, a sanction against Barça preventing him from playing for a year, Kays Ruiz signed up in 2015 with Paris Saint-Germain. In 2018, he even signed a first professional contract until 2021 with the club of the capital where great hopes were placed in the former Barcelonan. But even if he appeared on the score sheet a few times with PSG, notably during the match against Atalanta in the Final 8 in 2020, it was against Lens during the 2nd day of Ligue 1 2020-2021 that he was officially debuting in competition. But the love story turned sour, and faced with Kays Ruiz’s refusal to extend his contract, the latter was shelved and sent back to the U19s.

Barca push Kays Ruiz out the door

It is in this context that the leaders of FC Barcelona brought Kays Ruiz back, with the certainty of playing with Barça’s B team at first. But there again, the dream will not have lasted long since this Wednesday the Catalan club announced that it was releasing the player. ” FC Barcelona have informed Kays Ruiz that they are renouncing their services. In this way, the French midfielder puts an end to his time at Barca. The Club wishes him good luck in his future projects. “, Indicates the club of Joan Laporta without saying more about the reasons for this decision.

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